Mountaineering The Freedom of the Hills is the all-time bestselling climbing instructional book. This 9th edition, published in 2017, is completely revised and updated to include the latest in gear and techniques. Written by a team of more than 40 expert climbers and climbing instructors, it covers everything from the basics of equipment, knots, rappelling techniques, and leave-no-trace principles to the more advanced skills of setting up complex anchors, evaluating avalanche terrain, and developing your leadership skills.
This book features hundreds of technical illustrations and includes extensive revisions to self-rescue, aid climbing, waterfall and ice climbing. There is also a significant new chapter on physical conditioning. Printed on 100% recycled paper, Mountaineering The Freedom of the Hills is the perfect guide for any climber looking to hone their skills.