Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

Author: 
Graydon, Don
Year Published: 
Feb-92

"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.

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.

New to this edition:

* 415 completely new illustrations

* Chapters on waterfall ice climbing and mixed climbing, physical conditioning, access issues, techniques for minimum impact on the land, and more

* A new glossary of climbing terms"

Review: 
5 of 5
Notes: 

4 copies

Also have 2nd and 4th editions

Format: 
Book
Type: 
Guide
Topic: 
Mountaineering
Availability: 
Available