Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills, 50th Anniversary

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/1/2010
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
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With more than 600,000 copies sold, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the acclaimed bible for climbers all over the world, and the new edition marks the 50th anniversary of this seminal title.

Since the publication of the first edition in 1960, Freedom, as the book is known, has endured as a classic mountaineering text. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition, it is all here in this essential mountaineering reference. A team of more than forty experts, all active climbers and climbing educators, reviewed, revised, and updated this compendium to reflect the latest evolutions in mountaineering equipment and techniques. Major updates include a significant new chapter on conditioning, plus detailed and extensive revisions to rescue and first response, aid climbing, and waterfall and ice climbing.

‘’If the mountains are my church, then Freedom is my bible. From early 5.4 leads to more than 25 years ago to present day, it has served me well as a base for exploring every facet of the mountains. As a very young climber I read it cover to cover, then dug through it again and again for nuggets of wisdom. I still do. ‘’-Will Gadd

‘’If there is only one how to book to read for the aspirant and expert alike, it is FREEDOM OF THE HILLS. In fact, it is fair to say that Freedom is the definitive guide to mountains and climbing and has influenced pretty much every climber. ‘’-Conrad Anker

‘’I purchased my first copy of the FREEDOM OF THE HILLS in 1976 and consumed it several times, well before I ever set foot in the mountains. Through the years, my well worn copy became by guide and reference for the art of mountaineering. I would highly recommend this book as a must have for any aspiring mountaineer's library. ‘’-Ed Viesturs

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Freedom of the Hills June 21, 2011

This textbook contains all of that - the accumulated wealth of knowledge based on the experience of more than 40 of the world's best mountaineers. It will help you understand the art of climbing better and does provide useful information on navigation, hiking, and being outdoors.This textbook will definitely not disappoint! It's thorough in detail, images, tips, guides and more. I would highly recommend this cheap textbook as a must have for any aspiring mountaineer's library.
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