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Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills

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The mountains are calling.

You know that feeling, and you've heard that call. It's the innate desire to see what's over the next ridge, what's beyond the next valley. The same itch that drew mankind north out of Africa, and west across the Atlantic, and one day—towards distant stars. The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills gives you the guidance you crave when setting out on your own tale of exploration and daring.

Beloved by generation of climbers, Freedom of the Hills is considered essential reading for any aspiring alpinist. First published in 1960 and translated into over twelve languages, it details in six parts everything from the fundamentals of navigation to learning the function and purpose of climbing tools, equipment, and techniques. With chapters on first aid, outdoor leadership, and even geology and weather, this standard textbook guides you on your journey with the knowledge and expertise of over 40 mountaineering mavens, whether you're just now answering the call of the wild, or have been exploring it for decades.


  • Classic text on the basics and more of climbing and mountaineering
  • Provides alpinist guidance for beginning and intermediate climbers
  • Includes details on rock, snow, ice, and alpine climbing
  • Describes wilderness emergency prevention and response
  • Ninth edition published in 2017 updated for modern gear and terms
  • Item #TMB000D
Claimed Weight
2lb 7oz
Recommended Use
7.5 x 1.8 x 9.2in
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