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. Climber and accomplished photographer Tim Banfield provides all the information beginners need to get into ice climbing, as well as many valuable tips that the experts will appreciate, too. Starting with an overview of the history of ice climbing, the authors move on to cover clothing, gear, approach strategies, avalanche safety, snow climbing, frontpointing, overhanging ice, mixed climbing, hazards….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.
Tim Banfield has worked in the adventure photography industry for nine years, gaining experience in his niche—ice climbing—while at the same time writing feature articles that support his photos. As a seasoned climbing photographer, he is passionate about capturing authentic ice and mixed climbing images taken in the moment. In addition to writing and photography, he is also involved in real estate and social media. Outside of the “office”, Tim enjoys climbing for fun, skiing, and taking Instagrams of his dog Trango. Follow along on Instagram at @timbanfield.