by Jacques Marais (9781843301165)

Jacques Marais
Release Date: 01 Mar 2003
Pages: 96
Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781843301165
ISBN-10: 1843301164

Whether your preference for hiking is for an easy walk in the woods or a multi-day effort in the wilderness, there are certain things you need to know in order to make the most of the experience. This title is an introduction to a pastime enjoyed by people of all ages throughout the western world. It provides the information that you should need for a safe and pleasant walk. Chapters deal with: how to plan anything, from an overnight trail in bedded huts to an expedition requiring you to be more self-sufficient; how to assess your fitness level for the trail you have in mind; respecting the natural environment; gear requirements; simple navigations and essential first aid and setting up and maintaining a campsite. Specialist skills and activities such as fording fast-flowing rivers, walking in snow and ice and hiking with dogs are also covered. The guide concludes with a brief description of selected trails in Europe, the Americas, Africa, South-East Asia and Australasia - just enough to whet the appetite and make the reader want to get "out there". Throughout the text is supported by inspiring photographs and specially commissioned illustrations to emphasize details or highlight attractions that the wilderness holds for those who choose to explore it.

AUD $24.95

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.

View other Jacques Marais titles like "Hiking"

Write a customer review of Hiking.

If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend

Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Shopping Cart Customer Support

International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide