Belaying the Line: Mountain, Rock and Ice Climbing
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|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|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|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
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.