The Science of Climbing and Mountaineering explores the physiology, biomechanics, medical history and motor skills behind mountaineering, rock climbing, ice climbing and even indoor climbing.
What does this book cover?
The Science of Climbing and Mountaineering is the first volume of its kind in the Routledge Research in Sport and Exercise Science textbook series. It is a complete guide to all of the subfields of sport science which can be applied to climbing and mountaineering. What you learn here can be applied to injury prevention and recovery, mental preparation or developing better mountaineering and adventure sport practices.
Key topics of The Science of Climbing and Mountaineering include:
About the Authors
Dr Andreas Schweizer is Balgrist University Hospital’s Head of Hand Surgery, as well as medical advisor to the Swiss Alpine Club’s technical committee. Dr Peter Wolf is Scientific Coordinator of ETH Zurich’s SMS-Lab, with research interests including motor learning augmentation, motor learning monitoring and analysis and designing virtual sport simulators.
The Science of Climbing and Mountaineering is a great asset to coaches, adventure sport enthusiasts, mountaineers, ice climbers or students of sports science.