Belaying the Line: Mountain, Rock and Ice Climbing

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This title introduces readers to the adventurous sports of mountain, rock, and ice climbing. Readers will discover each sport's unique, must-have equipment, from ropes, harnesses, and anchors to proper clothing. Important safety practices are also covered. Chapters highlight climbing history, types of climbing, climbing competitions, and famous athletes, including Chris Sharma, Chris Bloch, Lisa Rands, and Tori Allen. Sidebars on the Seven Summits, the tallest mountains on each continent, and climbing lingo will put readers in the know. Readers can also find out how to get started in these exhilarating sports, including classes, specific programs, and physical requirements. And, they can learn about favorite climbing spots, such as Mt. Everest, K2, the Alps, Yosemite's El Capitan, Australia's Mount Arapiles, and even indoor climbing walls. Striking, colorful photos will put readers right in the middle of these action-packed sports. They'll have a blast getting ready for an Adrenaline Adventure! Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 6
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF054180, JNF054030, JNF054000
Genre Nonfiction
Subject Sports
Copyright 2011
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint Checkerboard Library
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2011-01-01
ISBN 9781616135478, 9781617841316
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 796.52
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 8
Guided Reading Level Q
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142271
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Adrenaline Adventure – Horn Book Guide

Each book contains a description of the sport, the equipment used, safety instructions, and suggestions for beginners. Aspiring practitioners. . .will likely be pleased with the many colorful action photos and included sidebars.

Author: Jeff C. Young