Mountaineering Freedom of the Hills 8th Edition: 50th Anniversary 1960 - 2010

Mountaineering Freedom of the Hills 8th Edition: 50th Anniversary 1960 - 2010

by The Mountaineers


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"If there is only one 'how to' book to read for the aspirant and expert alike, it is Freedom of the Hills. In fact, it is fair to say that Freedom is the definitive guide to mountains and climbing and has influenced pretty much every climber." -- Conrad Anker

* 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594851384
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 310,711
Product dimensions: 7.92(w) x 11.22(h) x 1.45(d)

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Founded in 1906, The Mountaineers Club of Washington is one of the oldest and largest mountaineering and outdoor recreation organizations in the United States. Learn more at

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