Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

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* 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 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. 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.See also prusik sling rating systems for aid climbing, 566 for alpine climbing, 563 a€“64, 569a€“70 for bouldering, 566a€“67 for ice climbing, 567a€“68, 569a€“70 for rock climbing, 564a€“65, 569 recovery, 82 removable protection, 244a€“54 repair kit, 37, 461 rescue anchors for, 517a€“18 by helicopter, ... See also navigation; orientation and brush, 85 definition of, 83 on snow, 351a€“56 participation in, 484 preparation for, anbsp;...

Title:Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
Author: Ron Eng
Publisher:Mountaineers Books - 2011-03-01

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