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Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete

By Steve House

Patagonia
Black Paperback (464 pages)

Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete
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In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of U.S. National Champions and World Cup Nordic Skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston demonstrate that following a carefully designed regimen is as effective for alpinism as it is for any other endurance sport and leads to better performance. They deliver detailed instruction on how to plan and execute training tailored to your individual circumstances. Whether you work as a banker or a mountain guide, live in the city or the country, are an ice climber, a mountaineer heading to Denali, or a veteran of 8,000-meter peaks, your understanding of how to achieve your goals grows exponentially as you work with this book. Chapters cover endurance and strength training theory and methodology, application and planning, nutrition, altitude, mental fitness, and assessing your goals and your strengths. Chapters are augmented with inspiring essays by world-renowned climbers, including Ueli Steck, Mark Twight, Peter Habeler, Voytek Kurtyka, and Will Gadd. Filled with photos, graphs, and illustrations.

Gilbert the Moose Learns How to Ski

By Heidi Shadix-pieros

Rick Pieros Photography
Hardcover

Gilbert the Moose Learns How to Ski
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Gilbert The Moose Learns How To Ski by author Heidi Shadix-Pieros, featuring the Illustrations of Corbet Curfman and the photography of Rick Pieros. Gilbert The Moose Learns How To Ski is the story of a young moose who dreams of skiing. When Gilbert The Moose decides to learn how to ski, he starts out on his own, but soon finds that he might need some help. Ski with Gilbert, as he discovers that learning something new can be easier with friends. Gilbert The Moose Learns How To Ski is a large format children's book featuring over 30 color illustrations and conveys a message of courage and perseverance.

Dragon's Confession (Lords of the Dragon Islands Book 1)

By Isadora Montrose

Released: 2017-04-05
Kindle Edition (120 pages)

Dragon s Confession (Lords of the Dragon Islands Book 1)
 
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Dragon's Confession: A BBW/Billionaire Dragon Shifter Romance

Two impulsive virgins scorched by passion.

Victor didn’t intend to ruin his fated mate’s life.

BBW Ingrid knew she wasn’t just playing with smoking-hot Victor, she was playing with fire.

She just didn’t expect to end up breathing fire herself.

When Victor’s beautiful dragoness wept tears of diamonds because she didn’t want to get married, he set his one true love free, but he kept her in his heart.

Fast forward six years. Victor is a much-decorated naval officer, hero of a hundred perilous missions. His billionaire dragon clan thinks he’s earned a second chance with curvy Ingrid.

As if. Ingrid may be all grown up, but she knows arrogant, possessive Victor hasn't changed a bit.

This champion skier hasn’t spent the last six years in isolation. Just how many notches has she carved into her ski poles?

Protective, dominant Victor may be a towering alpha male, used to leading men and commanding instant obedience, but he’s only ever kissed one girl.

He knows he can satisfy Ingrid in bed, but her love is the prize he’s after. Will feisty Ingrid realize his awkwardness conceals a heart that beats for her alone?

Jealous Victor is honor bound not to claim Ingrid by right of capture. Yet his luscious dragoness bride is a prize to any passing dragon. And a rogue is stalking her.

Witty dialogue, believable characters, & a dash of adventure make this feel-good romance a page-turner you’ll love. Take a vacation from the humdrum with Isadora’s dragon shifters right now.

Spice alert: Dragon and dragoness set the sheets alight. The earthy love of these two shifters will fulfill all your emotional and sensual needs.

This steamy, light-hearted 25k novella introduces the fast-paced Lords of the Dragon Islands series. It is a standalone and has a HEA and no cliffhangers. The book includes preview chapters from Dragon’s Treasure.

Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee

By Chris Van Dusen

Chronicle Books LLC
Released: 2012-07-13
Kindle Edition (36 pages)

Learning to Ski with Mr. Magee
 
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One winter morning, Mr. Magee and his little dog, Dee, head out bright and early to learn how to ski. But what begins as a pleasant day in the snow quickly goes downhill when a run-in with a curious moose sends them flying through the air and hanging above an abyss! How will Dee and Magee find their way out of this snowy situation? Chris Van Dusen, the creator of Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee and A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee, has crafted yet another fun-filled adventure for Magee fans old and new. Plus, this is a fixed-format version of the book, which looks nearly identical to the print version.

Skiing the New Way: Outback Turns-Finesse Turns

By Duncan Reid

Brand: iUniverse
White Paperback (125 pages)

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Ideas for the back cover of my book Skiing the New WayFred Pease, a former prominent ski coach, after teaching him the new Outback turn, which is now featured in this revision, told me this new turn has made the most significant impact on my skiing in many, many a year. Ron Kipp, Director of Athlete Preparation for the USST, said: "The Reids relay through their love of skiing and teaching a technique based on what works not what ought to work. This book is worthwhile reading for the Week-end Skier as well as the World Cup Ski Coach."To paraphrase Henry Bendinelli, Director of the Skikats Ski Club: Our week-long trip was an ideal "laboratory" to test your technique for 26 skiers of widely differing abilities. It was resoundingly obvious that they ended up skiing beautifully, much better than they had ever skied in their lives.Then, from the recreational students:Bill Rice said: Ski classes had never clicked like this before-even though I had begun skiing with the best Austrian instructors some thirty-eight years ago and had taken hundreds of lessons since.Tom Humphrey said: The continuing evolution of various techniques has added bits of pleasure along the way but none has been so Soul-Satisfying as the SWEET SCHWOOSHING SKI STYLE of Duncan and Betty Reid. What a gift! What a Godsend! Who would have believed that, at my age, I could become a better skier than I ever was in the heyday of my youth. Yet, I am. What a pleasure! Jo-Ann said, "I feel I have so much better control of my skis I just start skiing much faster. No longer do my friends have to wait for me as I go schwooshing by.


 
 

 
 
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