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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the acclaimed bible for climbers all over the world, and the new 9th edition.
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 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.
 
With more than half-a-million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title.
Printed on 100% recycled paper
Paperback
624 pages
7.5" x 9"
978-1-59485-138-4
 
Contents
PART I: Outdoor Fundamentals
PART II: Climbing Fundamentals
PART III: Rock Climbing
PART IV: Snow, Ice, and Alpine Climbing
PART V: Emegency Prevention and Response
PART VI: The Mountain Environment
Appendix A, B, C, D
Glossary

Significant updates to this edition include:
• New alignment with AAC’s nationwide universal belay standard
• Expanded and more detailed avalanche safety info, including how to better understand avalanches, evaluate hazards, travel safely in avy terrain, and locate and rescue a fellow climber in an avalanche
• Newly revamped chapters on clothing and camping
• All-new illustrations reflecting the latest gear and techniques—created by artist John McMullen, former art director of Climbing magazine
• Review of and contributions to multiple sections by AMGA-certified guides
• Fresh approach to the Ten Essentials—now making the iconic list easier to recall