Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

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For more than 30 years, novice to expert climbers around the world have relied on this book as the leading textbook on mountaineering skills, techniques, and equipment. Useful as both an introductory and advanced text, this completely revised and updated edition includes sections on new techniques, outdoor fundamentals, first aid, and more. 420 illustrations. 18 photos.

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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.

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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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