Mountaineer by Tim Clifford

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Index anchor 14 belaying 14 cabin 7 campsite 24 climbing 5, 9, 14, 19, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Colorado 6 crampons 27 Hillary, Sir Edmund 28 Himalayan Mountains 28 Mount Elbert 6, 10, 18 Mount Everest 28 Nepal 28 Norgay, Tenzig 28 rappel 15, 24 rules 24 safety lecture 14 teamwork 14, 24 Tibet 28 31 about the author Tim Clifford is an education writer and the author of many nonfiction children’s books. He has two wonderful daughters and two energetic Border Collies that he adopted from a shelter.

Descend (di-SEND): When you descend, you climb down. As you descend a mountain, you go from a higher level to a lower level. disoriented (diss-OR-ee-uhnt-ed): A person who is disoriented is confused, especially about the direction he or she is going in. friction (FRIK-shuhn): Friction is the force that slows down objects when they rub against each other. gaiters (GEY-ters): Gaiters are pieces of clothing worn over boots. They are usually used for protection. For mountaineers, gaiters help protect the feet from the spikes on crampons.

About the artists Ken Hooper has been a professional artist since 1985 when he embarked on a career in comics. His list of comic art include Swamp Thing, Aquaman, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Elfquest, and Primal Force, to name a few. Lance Borde earned his degree in English and Fine Arts through the university system in his home state of California. His career includes work in the arts and in graphics and design.

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