Since publication of the first edition in 1961, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills has endured as the classic mountaineering text.
Edited by Steven M. Cox and Kris Fulsaas; published by The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2003; softcover
Novice climbers use it as a primer; veterans use it to review their skills
This fully updated 7th 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
Each chapter from the previous edition has been revised, rewritten, and, where necessary, expanded
New chapters on waterfall ice climbing and mixed climbing, physical conditioning, access issues, techniques for minimum impact on the land and more
Includes 415 completely new illustrations
Features new Ten Essentials list
Now includes a glossary of climbing terms
The more than 40 contributors to this 7th edition are all active climbers who regularly use and teach the skills about which they write. It is the resource trusted by climbers the world over. Best selling mountaineering book of all time; more than 500,000 copies sold.