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The classic mountaineering instructional text. Continuosly updated and revised over many years.

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

Mountaineers Books
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. 

The Mountaineers is based in Seattle, Washington, and was founded in 1906. It is one of the largest outdoor recreation and conservation clubs in the United States. In 2009, the organization premiered a new state-of-the-art climbing, sport, and event facility on the shores of Lake Washington. There, as well as at branches throughout the state, it sponsors classes and year-round activities in climbing, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, and more. 

* 50th anniversary of this title and The Mountaineers Books 
* With more than half-a-million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title 
* Printed on 100% recycled paper

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