Mountaineering or mountain climbing is the sport, hobby or profession of hiking, skiing, and climbing mountains. While mountaineering began as attempts to reach the highest point of unclimbed mountains, it has branched into specialisations that address different aspects of the mountain and consists of three areas: rock-craft, snow-craft and skiing, depending on whether the route chosen is over rock, snow or ice. All require experience, athletic ability, and technical knowledge to maintain safety.This field manual details techniques soldiers and leaders must know to cope with mountainous terrain. These techniques are the foundation upon which the mountaineer must build. They must be applied to the various situations encountered to include river crossings, glaciers, snow-covered mountains, ice climbing, rock climbing, and urban vertical environments.*** This application is completely based on the United States MILITARY MOUNTAINEERING Field Manual FM 3-97.61. *** Features********- Both Portrait and Landscape modes are supported. Landscape mode is preferred for better reading experience.- Zooming is supported in order to see the text/images better. List of Contents****************CHAPTER 1. MOUNTAIN TERRAIN, WEATHER, AND HAZARDSCHAPTER 2. MOUNTAIN LIVINGCHAPTER 3. MOUNTAINEERING EQUIPMENTCHAPTER 4. ROPE MANAGEMENT AND KNOTSCHAPTER 5. ANCHORSCHAPTER 6. CLIMBINGCHAPTER 7. ROPE INSTALLATIONSCHAPTER 8. MOUNTAIN WALKING TECHNIQUESCHAPTER 9 MOUNTAIN STREAM CROSSINGCHAPTER 10. MOVEMENT OVER SNOW AND ICECHAPTER 11. MOUNTAIN RESCUE AND EVACUATIONAPPENDIX A. LEVELS OF MILITARY MOUNTAINEERINGAPPENDIX B. MEASUREMENT CONVERSION FACTORSAPPENDIX C. AVALANCHE SEARCH AND RESCUE TECHNIQUESNote: iAd supported application.
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