Mountaineering Methodology – Part 1

Title Part 1The first section, The Basics, presents all of mountaineering and its individual disciplines, so that the reader can become clear on which discipline and method of mountaineering interests her, and which she would like to focus on. Afterward, climbing movements during rock climbing are discussed so as to make it clear what this most common form of climbing offers, so that the reader may again consider whether this is indeed the field for him. A description of mountaineering terrain follows, so that it is evident right from the beginning in what environments mountaineering is conducted. Then the first more difficult passage follows, which requires actual study: knots. Even if you wish to participate in mountaineering on a purely recreational level, you will be unable to do so without at least a basic knowledge of knots. There’s no point in continuing onward if you can’t manage at least a few of them. For this reason, tying knots is covered right in the first section. It is a gateway to further progress.

The fourth part is available

Title Part 4The fourth part of textbook Mountaineering Methodology is available. The fourth part focuses on activities in the mountains and is simply titled The Mountains. It begins here completely from the beginning – first discussing advancing in the mountains along regular trails, and then walking in free terrain off the trail, as well as in varying types of terrain such as talus and grassy slopes, passages through scrub, movements in the mountains, protection when using fixed ropes, climbing tactics for groups of people during mountain tours, glaciers in the mountains and advancing across glaciers, and so forth. The important question of planning mountain tours is also addressed, how to carry out a mountain tour, what tactics to uphold during a mountain tour. Another part of this section is via ferrata / klettersteig, the history of their creation, and methods of protection and advancement along them.

Update 1.1 available

Logo MM 180x180Textbooks Mountaineering Methodology are now available update. What is new?

Part 1: New pictures of mountaineering disciplines, new picture (HiRes) of prusik hitch installed for offstepping during emergency use of a chest harness, new gallery of incorrect tying of rope to a chest harness;

Part 2: New gallery of handling of single rope, half rope and twin rope, new pictures (HiRes) of carabiners, carabiner’s notches, new foto of Belay Master, new pictures of belay devices, new video of Grigri, new foto of set of chocks, set of Tricams, set of Friends, webbing slings, glue-in anchors and expansion bolts, quickdraw, new foto of ascender based Hiebler and interactive image types of footwear;

Part 3: New foto of chocks, Tricams, Friends and copperheads, bolt plate, glass ampoule of glue, new foto of static method of equalisation, new foto of hazard of the rubber collar, new pictures of self-belay during rappelling.

Part 1 and Part 3 are to download now, Part 2 update is coming soon.

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Textbook Mountaineering Methodology

Logo MM 180x180Mountaineering Methodology is a multimedia textbook intended for beginners and advanced climbers who wish to devote themselves to mountaineering in its various forms, whether rock climbing, artificial climbing walls, ascents in the mountains up rock, snow, and ice, or protected routes (klettersteig, via ferrata).

Mountaineering Methodology is composed of several sections; each section is one book. That way the series follows an ideal path for the growing awareness of the beginning student of mountaineering. If you are just getting started with mountaineering, we would definitely recommend that you start with the first section, and then continue gradually from there. The level where you will complete your education is entirely up to you.

There are, of course, a vast number of pictures, photographs, as well as videos and various interactive images and quizzes. This textbook is not superficial. At key points it is very detailed, and doesn’t simply tell you what you should do but also explains why you should do it. It has been written from the conviction that a thorough and clear understanding of the subject is the most basic element of safely practicing mountaineering.

Web Mountaineering Methodology started

New web of Mountaineering Methodology started 10th May 2013. Yet here it is unfinished and reconstruction. You can watch the increase of content, we are working intensively.