Mountaineering the freedom of the hills

Mountaineering the freedom of the hills
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MOUNTAINEERING THE FREEDOM OF THE HILLS  7TH EDITION

I purchased my copy of 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 my guide and reference for the art of mountain- eering. I would highly recommend this book as a 'must have' for any aspiring mountaineer's library." -- Ed Viesturs, high-altitude mountaineer   

Best-selling mountaineering book of all time-more 
415 illustrations.
Includes a glossary of climbing terms 

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.  From choosing equipment to how to tie a particular knot, from basic rappelling technique to planning an expedition, it's all here in this essential mountaineering reference.

Continued evolution of the sport ensures that climbers who own previous editions will need to upgrade to the new seventh edition. The chapter on aid climbing, for example, has been substantially rewritten to include new aid techniques and equipment.

A new chapter has been added to meet the rising popularity of waterfall ice and mixed climbing.   

The more than thirty contributors to Freedom 7 are all active climbers who regularly use and teach the skills about which they write. This book is the resource trusted by climbers the world over.   

The Mountaineers Club, based in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1906. It is now the third largest outdoor recreation club of its kind in the United States, with nearly 15,000 members.

The Mountaineers sponsors both classes and year-round outdoor activities, which include hiking, climbing, ski touring, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, and more.

Editors: Steven M. Cox, Kris Fulsaas   Author: The Mountaineers
Product Code: 8270 Pages: 528
ISBN: 978-0-89886-827-2 Binding: Hardback
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books Published: 8/13/2003

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Price:  $37.95
 
Reviews:

Pittsburgh Tribune Review
If you have a climber on your Christmas list, this tao of climbing would make a great gift.
Idaho Falls Post Register
Whether you are an aspiring mountaineer or a professional guide, this is one book that fits in your library and will continue to get serious use. Not only is this a classic in terms of its definitive instruction, it is also up to date…Whether you want to know how to tie a basic knot, study rappelling techniques or plan an expedition, this book will help.
Klamath Falls (OR) Herald and News
For beginners, or outdoor people wanting to keep up with every changing technology and techniques, the source is Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills…Read 'Freedom 7' and be better prepared.
Everett Herald
The 576-page seventh edition is packed with words of wisdom, illustrations, and photographs. If you are even toying with the idea of climbing, this is the book to buy.
Outside
In the wild, survive with the seventh edition of Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills.
Publishers Weekly
This work remains a must-have for climbing enthusiasts.
Albuquerque Journal
Aspiring mountain climbers must become downright studious when learning the tricks of the trade. Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is arguably the best and most respected textbook on the subject….Anyone who spends time in the mountains will benefit from this book... It's an erudite tome that's referenced by many climbers, in all reverence and seriousness, as the 'bible'.
Backpacker
It's the most comprehensive manual around for mountain travel.
Juneau (AK) Empire
Read this bible of climbing, even if you plan to take a climbing class.
Los Angeles Daily News
The classic text on mountain climbing…This is the book to read if you plan to venture out to the high places people go because they're there.
Health and Fitness Sports Magazine
Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills has endured as the classic mountaineering text. Novices use it as a primer, and veterans use it to review their skills…The fully updated seventh edition maintains the same high standard for complete, authoritative instruction in an easy-to-use format. From choosing equipment to instruction on knot tying, to basic rappelling technique and expedition planning, it's all here in this essential mountaineering reference.
Hooked on the Outdoors
The bible for anyone who spends any time in the mountains. I recommend reading it cover to cover.
Skiing
The illustrated bible of anchor-building basics. Get your own copy and study it religiously.

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