Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

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Product Description

Covers everything from the basics of equipment, knots, rappelling techniques, and leave-no-trace principles to the more advanced skills of setting up complex anchors, evaluating avalanche terrain, and developing your leadership skills. Completely revised and updated to include the latest in gear and techniques. Written by a team of more than 40 expert climbers and climbing instructors.

Features hundreds of technical illustrations. Includes extensive revisions to self-rescue, aid climbing, waterfall and ice climbing. Significant new chapter on physical conditioning.

All-time bestselling climbing instructional book. Printed on 100% recycled paper. 8th edition, 2010.

* 50th anniversary edition of the title considered "bible" of climbing

* With nearly 1 million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title

* Printed on 100% recycled paper

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's all here in this essential mountaineering reference. A team of more than 40 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.