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Good resources for climbing

The Textbook/Bible of Mountaineering: The standard book is Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills. That book covers all of the basics for rock climbing and a lot more topics. From the chapter ...
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Climbing before 1950: photography book/database

I found a site that has a number of old climbing photographs from around that time and I think is your best option (that I could find). Historical Rock Climbing Images 1890s - 1930s There is also ...
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Free Online Text Books For Sailing

Depending on the country rules may change but generally you only need to know navigation rules (i.e. https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=NavRulesAmalgamated) and possibly additional rules for your ...
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Good resources for climbing

9 Out of 10 Climbers Make the Same Mistakes, by DaveMcLeod focuses very much on one thing: how to get better at climbing, mostly from a mental and organizational point of view. The author sometimes ...
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Searching and reading back issues of Climbing and Rock and Ice

The site Archive.Org has copies of magazines that had internet versions. A search for "Rock and Ice" produced a magazine called Rock and Ice Climbing. Rock and Ice results There is a possibility ...
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Guidebook for Hiking activities around Geneva

Swiss Alpine Club (SAC-CAS) has a colletion of guide books however only few are available in English. SAC also has Tour Portal available in English with almost 1800 tours categorized by type (hiking, ...
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Searching and reading back issues of Climbing and Rock and Ice

There are indeed libraries which have print or microfilm copies of those publications. San Francisco Public Library has a Periodicals floor where they can be accessed. They appear to have issues since ...
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What good factual books have you read on an outdoors topic?

BACKPACKING AND LONG-DISTANCE WALKING Based Chris Townsend's decades of experience as a walker and equipment reviewer, this is the most comprehensive guide to walking trails. Although the author is ...

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