Chasing the Ephemeral - Richardson


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Chasing the Ephemeral: 50 Routes for a Successful Scottish Winter - Simon Richardson (2016)

Being in the right place at the right time is critical when Scottish Winter Climbing - this guide will help you make the right choices. With more than 600 new Scottish Winter Climbs to his credit, Simon Richardson reveals his simple strategy for success and selects 50 climbs to put on your hit-list as well as suggestions for more than 200 alternative routes from Grade II to Grade VII. Each climb is supported by a map and topo, with access and descent details, route description, optimum conditions and top tips.

There is a detailed analysis of the strategy and tactics Scottish Winter Climbers need, taking into account Scotland's sometimes fickle conditions and unpredictable weather. There are sections on using weather forecasts, using the internet, avoiding avalanches, clothing and equipment, protection, navigation, timing, partners and psychology.