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NameThe Hillwalker's Manual
DescriptionPaperback - Laminated
AuthorBill Birkett
Published byCicerone
Date Published1 May 2004
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.