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Bouldering

Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...For me, climbing is a form of exploration that inspires me to confront my own inner nature within nature. It’s a means of experiencing a state of consciousness where there are no distractions or expectations. This intuitive state of being...

Rock Climbing

Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Human Kinetics, 2010

Ebook

...What we get from this adventure [climbing Mt. Everest] is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life...

Indoor Climbing Walls

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...Indoor climbing walls have become a standard offering in many outdoor programs. A broad spectrum of organizations, including YMCAs, municipal park and recreation programs, camps, primary and secondary schools, universities, private...

The Outdoor Program Administrator

Geoff Harrison

Geoff Harrison, MS, has been working in the field of health and recreation for over 20 years and has been fostering student and staff development at Boise State University since 1998. Geoff serves as the associate director of education and recreation at Boise State University, where he oversees multiple programs and service areas, department partnerships, and initiatives. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member for the department of kinesiology. Prior to his work at Boise State, Geoff worked in the fields of publishing, event promotion, and domestic and international adventure travel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mat Erpelding

Mat Erpelding, MA, has been working in the field of physical education and outdoor leadership for over 15 years. Currently, he teaches at the College of Western Idaho in the physical education department and at Boise State University in the leadership studies minor. Additionally, Mat guides mountain climbers and teaches courses for the American Alpine institute and teaches wilderness medicine courses for the Wilderness Medicine Training Center. Before making the transition to outdoor education, Mat worked as a developmental therapist and in the mental health industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...Since the 1960s outdoor recreation programming has become increasingly more structured and professionalized. Outdoor activity participation has increased by 4.4 percent from an estimated 208 million to 217 million since 2000 (Cordell...

Dimensions of Outdoor Recreation Programs

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...Outdoor recreation is a recreation activity done outside (Miles and Priest, 1999). Such activity might include motorcycling, bicycling, fun runs, skiing, climbing, or watching a professional football game at an outdoor stadium. Outdoor...

Equipment

Aram Attarian

Aram Attarian, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of parks, recreation, and tourism management at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. He is the owner of the risk management consultation firm Adventureprogrammanagement. com and serves as the director of the National State Park Leadership School. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Risk Management in Outdoor and Adventure Programs : Scenarios of Accidents, Incidents, and Misadventures

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...Technology can play a significant role in the success or failure of outdoor adventure and guided programs and activities. Various forms of technology have become more visible in the outdoor adventure industry primarily through access...

Environmental Stewardship

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...Outdoor recreation professionals have long recognized their dependence on natural settings. These locations—rivers, lakes, seashores, forests, deserts, mountain ranges, and wildlands—offer an interaction with elements of nature and allow...

Challenge Course Management

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...Managing a challenge program may be an essential aspect of the outdoor program administrator’s job description. A well-managed challenge course provides the outdoor program administrator with opportunities to provide programs to groups...

Climbing and Swinging

Arthur E. Chapman

Arthur E. Chapman, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, where he has taught and researched since 1970. Chapman has published more than 35 articles and presented more than 45 papers for refereed conferences, seminars, and workshops throughout the world. His past research interests included validation and modification of mechanical models of human muscle by means of direct observation in vivo, and the mechanical properties of squash balls, racquets, and shoes and their implications for manufacturing and strategy in the game. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Biomechanical Analysis of Fundamental Human Movements

Human Kinetics, 2008

Ebook

...Climbing and swinging have in common the heavy use of upper body and upper limb musculature. Climbing is upward motion of the body using four limbs that pull and push against some object. In this activity our abilities pale in comparison...

Legal Considerations in Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Program Administration : Principles and Practices

Human Kinetics, 2012

Ebook

...In this chapter we address the law and basic legal issues that affect outdoor recreation programs. Understanding the fundamental legal principles that most often influence outdoor programmers will assist leaders in analyzing and mitigating...