This seventh edition of Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills has been completely revised to reflect rapid changes in mountaineering, including the development of new techniques and the introduction of new and improved equipment. Written by experienced climbers, it maintains the high standards set by previous editions, teaching safe, time-tested techniques and emphasizing the use of sound judgement in the mountains. New chapters have been added on waterfall ice and mixed climbing, stewardship and access issues and physical conditioning for climbing. This is the definitive manual on mountaineering, recognised and used worldwide and regarded as the essential tool for all climbers.
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This updated edition of the mountaineering classic is an essential reference for novices and experts alike. Chapters are devoted to in-depth discussions of outdoors fundamentals; climbing techniques for rock, snow, and ice; safety procedures and emergency response; geology and weather; and appendices for climb ratings and supplementary reading, among other topics. Detailed sections on navigation, ropes, knots, and protection include drawings, diagrams, and maps. Enjoy the freedom of the hills to the fullest with this thorough guide.From the Publisher:
Since publication of the first edition in 1961, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills has endured as the classic mountaineering text. Novice climbers use it as a primer; veterans use it to review their skills. Translated into five languages, it has instructed and inspired more than half a million climbers from all over the world. The fully updated seventh edition maintains the same high standard for complete, authoritative instruction in an easy-to-use format.
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