AMC Winter Skills Manual: The Essential Guide to Winter Recreation and Skills by Michael Ackerman zoom


AMC Winter Skills Manual: The Essential Guide to Winter Recreation and Skills by Michael Ackerman

Winter opens up a whole new world of outdoor adventures, from snowshoeing across a pristine panorama to fat biking through a powdery vale. Embracing these dramatic landscapes might seem beyond the reach of the casual outdoor lover, but learning basic techniques will help hikers, snowshoers, campers, skiers, backpackers and other recreationists of all skill levels get the most out of the season - safely and with confidence. 

This accessible guide walks you through planning outdoor winter adventures of all kinds, with practical advice emphasizing preparation, safety, outdoor stewardship and fun. You'll learn when to go, what you'll need to stay warm and dry, how to navigate, where to make camp, how to read the weather and what to eat to stay energized. You'll also find instruction on snowshoeing, skiing, building your own gear-hauling sled and other handy skills that will boost your cold-weather mastery. 

Whether you're planning a weeklong backpacking trip in the mountains or want to dip a toe into winter day-hiking, let this unintimidating manual from the Appalachian Mountain Club, the Northeast's most trusted source in outdoor recreation, be your guide.

  • Practical advice
  • Winter sport instruction
  • Safety tips
  • Paperback
  • 268 pages
  • Dimensions: 9"H x 6"W

ISBN: 9781628420517

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AMC® Books are written and published by experts in the Northeast outdoors. Our mission is to publish authoritative, accurate, and easy-to-use books and maps based on the Appalachian Mountain Club's expertise in outdoor recreation, education, and conservation.

AMC Books' core publications appeal to novices and day visitors as well as outdoor enthusiasts in the activity areas of hiking and paddling, and helping kids and families enjoy the outdoors. We work with the best professional writers possible and draw upon the experience of our programs staff and chapter leaders.
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