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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills Paperback – October 1, 1997

4.8 out of 5 stars 138 ratings

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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.


Regarded by both novice and veteran climbers as the most comprehensive, definitive text on mountaineering ... an excellent book for all skill levels. -- Wilderness & Enviromental Medicine

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  • Item Weight : 2.3 pounds
  • Paperback : 528 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780898864274
  • Product Dimensions : 9.03 x 7.29 x 1.47 inches
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0898864274
  • Publisher : Mountaineers Books; 6th Rev Edition (October 1, 1997)
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : 0898864275
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.8 out of 5 stars 138 ratings