Mountaineers Books Mountaineering, The Freedom of the Hills
Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the classic mountaineering text since its first edition in 1960. This instructional guide allows novice climbers to use it as a primer, and veterans still use it to review their skills. From choosing equipment to tying climbing knots, from basic rope work techniques to planning an all out expedition, this book is the essential mountaineering reference.
A team of more than forty experts, all active climbers and climbing educators, reviewed, revised, and updated this manual 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