Sep 28, 2008, 11:09 AM
Registered: Jun 17, 2003
not sure if anyone else has suggested this already, as I haven't read the entire thread.
but, you might pick up a copy of Mark Twight's Extreme Alpinism. Despite the fact the book is directed toward alpine elitists, it'll teach you to look at everything you carry with the upmost scrutiny. Twight covers everything from nutrition and physical conditioning to gear modifications and mental mettle.
(This post was edited by jackscoldsweat on Sep 28, 2008, 11:16 AM)