Pros: Chock full of great info
This is truly a reference book for someone seeking to learn all they can about ski touring and ski mountaineering. A very detailed technical guide with a wealth of practical detail, covering just about every imaginable type of ski travel outside the resort. Selecting equipment, analyzing snow pack, rappelling into a couloir, or setting an anchor for crevasse rescue, it's all here. For someone still quite new to ski touring, I found this book invaluable, and the type of book a expect to go back and reread again and again. Well worth adding to your reference shelf!