With more than 600,000 copies sold, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the acclaimed bible for climbers all over the world, and this new edition marks the 50th anniversary of this seminal title.
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 forty 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.
Born from the hand-scribbled trail maps and wilderness passion of its members, Washington's more than 100-year-old Mountaineers Club established the nonprofit Mountaineers Books® in 1960 to express and share its love of nature and the outdoors.
Today, with more than 500 titles in print, Mountaineers Books, along with its Skipstone and Braided River imprints, provide outdoor recreation, sustainable lifestyle, and conservation advocacy books, including many award winners. Whether you're into outdoor activities, living a healthy lifestyle, or concerned about being a good steward of the environment, Mountaineers Books has the information you need to guide you on your next journey in confidence and safety.
Mountaineers Books mission - For the Freedom of the Hills: leading readers to the lessons and pleasures of the great outdoors.