I want to introduce and recommend the "Freeride Survival Guide" by Melanie Schönthier & Stephan Bernhard to all ambitious freeriders and splitboarders.
With contributions on risk management, mental challenges, physical boundaries, technical difficulties and finding powder in different countries, this outstanding work expands your knowledge. Written inspiring and informative, you get an insight view into the world of professional freeriders and splitboarders. Through personal stories vividly told you can find out how they deal with their daily challenges, how they boost their performance and minimize their risk. You can get information how they get back their confidence after setbacks, how they plan their lines and what materials they take on there adventures.
I have read the book in two days and I am very pleased about the contents. Those who seek the snow in remote regions, get adequate information as well, as those who have their lines spotted for a long time but do not know yet, how to tackle them.
Also for readers who want to get an overview of the risks in the backcountry and the possibilities of reducing the risk I can recommend the Freeride Survival Guide.
Please remember, reading books can not replace experience and practical training, but support it.
Thanks to all who participated and have published this great book.
You find more information and the possibility to order on Freeride Survival Guide.
We are already looking forward to the English translation.