Reading Assignments

Each class will have a reading assignment from the required textbooks, to be completed before class.

Required Textbooks

Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills (8th edition)

Freedom of the Hills

With more than 600,000 copies sold, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the acclaimed bible for climbers all over the world, and the new edition marks the 50th anniversary of this seminal title.

Alpine Climbing: Techniques to Take You Higher

Alpine Climbing

This intermediate guide addresses tools, skills, and techniques used in alpine terrain includng rock, snow, ice, and glaciers at moderate altitude approximately 5,000 metres and lower.