There was a time when climbing and walking were completely distinct activities. But as the number of people getting out to enjoy the wonders and challenges of Britain's mountains has grown, the definition of a mountain 'walk' has changed. The Hillwalker's Guide to Mountaineering features the techniques, gear and approaches that the active and ambitious hillwalker needs to be equipped with to competently tackle Britain's classic mountaineering challenges, from the tricky step of Broad Stand on the traverse from Scafell Pike to Sca Fell, to the mighty Tower Ridge on Ben Nevis. The Hillwalker's Guide to Mountaineering guides the hillwalker through technical terrain where the unaware can all too easily fall off - awkward grade 1-3 scrambling territory. Use of the rope to abseil, belay and protect ascents and descents on steep ground, the placement of protection, gear selection, navigation, survival, scrambling and first aid skills are all dealt with in a highly practical manner, as are the basic skills required for safe travel by the winter hillwalker.