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Mountaineering, The Freedom Of The Hills
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Mountaineering, The Freedom Of The Hills

Mountaineering, The Freedom Of The Hills

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Mountaineering, The Freedom Of The Hills

Manufacturer: The Mountaineers

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Page By: Alan Ellis

Created/Edited: Jan 22, 2007 / Jan 23, 2007

Object ID: 1866

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Product Description

(From the Publisher)

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.

From choosing equipment to how to tie a particular knot, from basic rappelling technique to planning an expedition, it's all here in this essential mountaineering reference. Continued evolution of the sport ensures that climbers who own previous editions will need to "upgrade" to the new seventh edition. The chapter on aid climbing, for example, has been substantially rewritten to include new aid techniques and equipment. A new chapter has been added to meet the rising popularity of waterfall ice and mixed climbing.

The more than thirty contributors to Freedom 7 (7th Edition) are all active climbers who regularly use and teach the skills about which they write. This book is the resource trusted by climbers the world over.

The Mountaineers Club, based in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1906. It is now the third largest outdoor recreation club of its kind in the United States, with nearly 15,000 members. The Mountaineers sponsors both classes and year-round outdoor activities, which include hiking, climbing, ski touring, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, and more.

Paperback or Hardback: 575 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 7 edition (September 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0898868289
ISBN-13: 978-0898868289

Publisher's Website: www.mountaineersbooks.org



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Voted 5/5

Got the 2007 edition for Christmas. Used to refer to a really old edition. Very useful book of everything.
Posted Jan 22, 2008 11:06 pm

fossanathe bible of mountaineering

Voted 5/5

I received this as a b-day gift from my mom & stepdad in 1993 when I first started climbing, and I still use it today. Excellent comprehensive reference.
Posted Feb 7, 2008 7:13 pm

davebobk47Best Mountaineering Book

Voted 5/5

This is the best Mountaineering book out there. So much in there it will take you a long long time to master it all.
Posted May 26, 2008 12:41 pm

Alex WoodBible of Mountaineering?

Voted 5/5

Everyone keeps telling me this, so I got it. So far, it has amazing information. I will probably have to look through it a dozen more times to remember everything it talks about. I can see why people call it the Bible for climbers and hiker. A must read!
Posted Dec 26, 2008 8:26 pm


Voted 5/5

THE go-to guide for techniques and information.
Posted Jan 21, 2009 10:02 pm


Voted 5/5

It's obvious that this is the best mountaineering book ever. There isn't a single bad review, so just go out and buy it.
Posted Jun 7, 2009 5:07 pm

Brad FA must have for every mountaineer

Voted 5/5

This book is the ultimate resource for mountaineers of all skill levels.
Posted Feb 25, 2010 3:30 pm

theflyingmountaineerTruly a must-have for any climber

Hasn't voted

It's cliche, but cliches exist because they're true: this is the bible of all things climbing. Mountaineering, aid, mixed, waterfall ice, trad, snow, alpine, expedition, etc.
Posted Apr 7, 2010 6:17 am

alpinelightA book we should all have!

Voted 5/5

A great reference to every thing mountaineering. It has how to do it's on levels. A great book. Go buy one right now if you don't all ready have one.
Posted May 4, 2010 11:04 am

nartrebsimply the best

Voted 5/5

Comprehensive and detailed yet also easy to use, and so well written you can read it cover to cover. Great diagrams throughout. I've not seen any other resource that comes close.
Posted Oct 8, 2010 2:30 pm

Brian C#1

Voted 5/5

Ultimate resource for basically everything you can do outside. If you don't own a copy you should!
Posted Dec 14, 2010 9:28 pm

RedwicA Must Have!

Hasn't voted

For anyone interested in aspects of mountaineering, backcountry travel, glacier travel, and/or other aspects of climbing, this book is a "must read" and should be a "must have."
Posted Nov 12, 2014 12:25 pm

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