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cliffhanger — new climbing culture & adventures gives an overview of the worldwide climbing phenomenon. by highlighting people, places, history, culture, technique, ethics, and other interesting topics, it takes an in-depth look at some of the most notable aspects of this fascinating activity.
the basics and history of each of the major disciplines are layed out: bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing, and alpinism, as well as 15 of the world’s best destinations, from china’s getu valley to jordan’s wadi rum to indian creek in the united states.
an exhaustive look into the life of a mountain guide is covered, how the complex discipline of big wall climbing works explained, and the incredible growth of paraclimbing described, as well as the downsides of climbing’s popularity.
about the book“whether you are a longtime, dedicated climber or someone who has never climbed, you will find the following stories a balance of educational, informative, and entertaining.” — julie ellison, the co-founder of never not collective in cliffhanger