The Art of Shralpinism: Lessons from the Mountains (Paperback)
If ever there was a book custom fitted to the Steamboat Dream, this one fits like a heat molded boot. This book is not only a collection of rad personal stories from one of big mountain snowboarding’s biggest names but a genuinely accessible guide to getting comfortable in the world of backcountry alpinism. I had fun reading and all the while I was learning from a master. If you’re interested in an informative guide crossed with a fascinating tale from mountaintops-(kinda)unknown, The Art of Shralpinism is your best bet!
— From Jumpin' January Staff Picks
- Includes stories, lists, and prescriptive guidance based on Jones's experiences as well as those of other wellknown adventurers
- Anecdotal and experiential approach for creating a resilient mountain life
- Features original art by the author
- 1% of all sales of this book benefit Protect Our Winters
Not a technical guide on snowboarding but, rather, a very personal approach to how to think about mountains, snow, and adventure, The Art of Shralpinism reflects the remarkable journey of snowboarding superstar Jeremy Jones. Drawing on the hundreds of journals he has kept over the years, Jones offers intriguing snapshots of time and place that include his own on-the-slope stories and white-out moments, as well as those of other prominent adventurers such as Jimmy Chin, Zahan Billimoria, and Christina Lusti. Shralpinism is a compendium of lessons hard won: quick tips, sound advice, and impactful stories. Learn which aspects of avalanche training are most crucial to absorb, ways to anticipate slope behavior or recognize clean lines, how to cut a cornice or develop safety protocols, how to build a fitness routine, the art of the turn, and keys to developing terrain and skills progression. Jones discusses the importance of mentors, the necessity and intensity of practice, the nature of risk, and the shape of failure. But at its heart, The Art of Shralpinism revels in the power of experience, the impact of stoke, and the beauty that underscores all outdoor adventure.