Skiing and Winter Sports
9 Athletes to Watch in the 2018 Winter Olympics
Compact Disc ISBN: 1520099924
The 2018 Winter Olympics will be the stage for many compelling stories. Athletes like Ashley Wagner and Sven Kramer are windows into hidden social phenomena, from figure skating's eating disorders to the Dutch obsession with speed skating. Controversies like the Russian doping scandal, the NHL player ban, and the question of whether North Korea will compete or disrupt are creating human drama that affects thousands of athletes. Paralympic athlete Oksana Masters' story of overcoming great odds to challenge for Olympic gold will inspire listeners. Other competitors, like Lindsey Vonn and Lizzy Yarnold, are simply living legends in the sports of downhill skiing and skeleton. Get pumped up for what's shaping up to be the most dramatic winter games ever!
The ABCs of Avalanche Safety
Paperback ISBN: 0898868858
Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book
A Guide to Staying Safe in Avalanche Terrain
Paperback ISBN: 0762779993
With more and more people heading into the winter backcountry on skis, snowshoes, and snowmobiles, avalanche safety is of paramount importance. Allen & Mike's Really Cool Avalanche Safety Book distills the sometimes overly technical information of snow science into a user-friendly format with helpful illustrations and easy-to-understand text. With years of experience as NOLS instructors to draw on, Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland team up to give winter recreationists the information they need to stay safe in the backcountry, including how to prepare for your trip, proper equipment and how to use it, snowpack assessment, choosing safe travel routes, decision making, and rescue scenarios. Written for both aspriring winter backcountry travelers and experts alike, this book is a must-read for anybody who loves to experience the solitude and beauty of the snowy mountains.
Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book
Traveling & Camping Skills for a Winter Environment
Paperback ISBN: 0762745851
Practical advice from two NOLS instructors on all aspects of backcountry skiing and winter camping. As skiers venture farther from lift-served front country, they need to understand and avoid hazards such as avalanches and extreme cold. This book teaches skiers how to choose the right equipment, build winter shelters, stay safe, and have fun while minimizing their impact on the wilderness. Hundreds of entertaining but very practical illustrations by renowned illustrator Mike Clelland. Completely revised, updated, and even better than ever!
Alpine Ski Mountaineering
Paperback ISBN: 185284373x
The European Alps offer some of the finest and most accessible ski mountaineering in the world. A combination of magnificent and varied terrain, an enviable snow record, excellent public transport, unrivalled hut system and a long ski season make them a focus for mountaineers and skiers throughout the world. The Classic Haute Route, the traverse between Chamonix and Zermatt described in this guide, is without doubt the most sought after ski tour in the world but it is simply one of many high level routes the Alps has to offer. This guidebook (Vol 1 - West) brings together a selection of the finest high level ski tours in the Western Alps in areas as diverse as the Ã?crins, Vanoise, Haute Maurienne, Grand Paradiso, Mt Blanc, Valais and Urner Alps. The routes described will provide a lifetimes ski mountaineering for the average ski mountaineer and ensures challenges and rewards for all levels of ability.
Life Lessons & Wisdom for Gold Medal Success: A Biographical Journey of the Late Hockey Icon Herb Brooks
Paperback ISBN: 0963487191
Get the official, authorized biography of the late hockey icon Herb Brooks, the legendary coach of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Miracle on Ice. This book chronicles his rise to the National Hockey League and delves into the secrets of his success.
The Art of Fear
Why Conquering Fear Won't Work and What to Do Instead
Paperback ISBN: 0062423444
A revolutionary guide to acknowledging fear and developing the tools we need to build a healthy relationship with this confusing emotion—and use it as a positive force in our lives. We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit? This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer’s remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in The Art of Fear. Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Ulmer knows fear well. In this conversation-changing book, she argues that fear is not here to cause us problems—and that in fact, the only true issue we face with fear is our misguided reaction to it (not the fear itself). Rebuilding our experience with fear from the ground up, Ulmer starts by exploring why we’ve come to view it as a negative. From here, she unpacks fear and shows it to be just one of 10,000 voices that make up our reality, here to help us come alive alongside joy, love, and gratitude. Introducing a mindfulness tool called “Shift,” Ulmer teaches readers how to experience fear in a simpler, more authentic way, transforming our relationship with this emotion from that of a draining battle into one that’s in line with our true nature. Influenced by Ulmer’s own complicated relationship with fear and her over 15 years as a mindset facilitator, The Art of Fear will reconstruct the way we react to and experience fear—empowering us to easily and permanently address the underlying cause of our fear-based problems, and setting us on course to live a happier, more expansive future.
The Art of Fear
Why Conquering Fear Won't Work and What to Do Instead
Hardcover ISBN: 006242341x
In this conversation-changing book, a former professional extreme skier revolutionizes our understanding of fear and provides the tools we need to build a healthy relationship with this complex emotion—and use it as a positive force in our lives. We all feel fear. Yet we are often told to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit? This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer's remarkable exploration in The Art of Fear. Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (a title she held for twelve years), Ulmer knows this emotion well. She argues that fear is not inherently detrimental to our mental health—in fact, the only true issue we face is our reaction to fear (not the fear itself). Rebuilding our understanding of fear from the ground up, Ulmer begins by unpacking fear and the human experience, exploring the function of the Lizard Brain and how that primordial self has evolved to meet (or not) modern society. In this context, fear becomes just one of 10,000 voices in our mind, and one to honor alongside joy, love, gratitude, and our many other emotions. Introducing a mindfulness exercise called "Shift," Ulmer teaches us how to access fear and begin transforming our relationship to this challenging emotion. Informed by her own complicated relationship with fear and her insights as a Zen Mindset facilitator, The Art of Fear will change the way we think about fear and help us use it to improve our lives.
The Art of Skiing
Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport
Paperback ISBN: 0957148372
From the 19th to 20th century, skiing underwent great changes as it rose in popularity—as did the advertisements and art of the sport, which have since become collectors' items Immigrant Scandinavian gold miners chasing the Gold Rush mid-19th century introduced skiing to the United States. By the turn of the 20th century, skiing had emerged from its utilitarian origins to become a fashionable sport in both Europe and North America, and a wave of new, stylish resorts emerged. By the 1930s, skiing was by far the most popular winter pastime for the rich and famous—combining adventure, fashion, and exclusivity. The graphic art of the posters advertising this burgeoning sport have become collectors' items. The Art of Skiing is a beautiful collection of the finest examples of poster art. Organized by country and resort, it uses posters from the Beekley Collection—the largest private collection of ski art in the world—to reflect the changing trends in skiing fashion and technique, and investigates the most popular resorts, their establishment, and their development.