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The Hillwalker's Manual - practical skills for the hills - a Cicerone guidebook

Cover of The Hillwalker's Manual
Availability
Reprinted
Published
13 Mar 2009
ISBN
9781852843410
Edition
Second
Size
21.6 x 13.8 x 1.5cm
Weight
300g
Pages
160
No. Maps
0
No. Photos
90
1st Published
1 Aug 2002
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The Hillwalker's Manual

A definitive source of reference

by Bill Birkett
Book published by Cicerone Press

A comprehensive and practical manual for the hillwalker, covering equipment, safety, navigation, survival and photography. This guidebook contains information on organisations, the hill environment, weather and nature in the hills. The aim is to equip walkers with all the practical skills needed to plan and execute a great day in the hills.

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Description

The leading practical manual for the walker, covering equipment, safety, navigation, survival and photography.

The book is split into the following sections:

  • The Hillwalker's World - Weather and seasons, physical features, altitude and nature, organisations, hill environment
  • Equipment - Footwear, clothing, rucksacks, winter, equipment care
  • Navigation - Using the map, compass work, other methods of navigation
  • Techniques - Route planning, preparation, footcare, group leadership, solo walking, walking technique
  • Survival - Being prepared, dealing with natural hazards, accident and rescue
  • Photography - Cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, film, storage, techniques, sharp photographs, light, composition.

Feb 2007

Page 69 - 'Distance by Pacing'

The paragraph states "A typical average may be 65 paces per 100m" This should read 65 double paces per 100m

Contents

Foreword

The Hillwalker’s World       
Weather and the Seasons   
Important Physical Features
Altitude and Nature       
Organisations Representing Hillwalkers
The Hill Environment

Equipment       
Footwear       
Clothing       
Rucksacks       
Winter Equipment       
Care Products       
Ancillary Equipment        

Navigation       
Using the Map   
Compass Work       
Other Methods of Navigation       

Techniques       
Route Planning       
Preparation       
Footcare       
Group Leadership and Going Solo       
Walking Techniques        

Survival       
Being Prepared       
Dealing with Natural Hazards       
Accident and Rescue        

Photography    
Basics       
The Camera       
The Lens
Equipment
Film       
Photographic Storage
Techniques in Hillwalking Photography
Sharp Photographs      
Using the Light       
Composition       
Conclusion    

Appendix

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