There are a lot of books about ice climbing, but the new How to Ice Climb! by two Bow Valley climbers is a must have for beginners. Why? Because the photos are amazing, it’s easy to follow and the tips are unmatched in any book currently on the shelves.
Pro climber and guide Sean Isaac teamed up with photographer Tim Banfield to put together one of the best books for new winter climbers in years. And tonight, Nov. 21, is the official book launch hosted by The Bow Valley Mountain Club at the Canmore Brewing Company.
It will include a short presentation, a chance to purchase a book and then socializing and beer drinking. You can find the event information on the Facebook page here and be sure to follow Isaac and Banfield’s many Instagram accounts for great photos and tips.
How to Ice Climb!
Ice climbing continues to grow more popular every year. Advances in equipment and technique have helped make the sport accessible to a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts. How to Ice Climb! is the most complete and up-to-date reference available on the sport. Sean Isaac and Tim Banfield provide essential information for beginners and valuable tips for experts. Starting with an overview of the history of ice climbing, the authors move on to cover equipment selection, approach strategies, avalanche safety, hazard management, movement skills, anchor systems, overhanging ice, mixed climbing, and more. All facets of ice climbing are thoroughly examined and explained. Full color photos complement the text to make How to Ice Climb! the most complete resource available.