Book Review: Mountaineering: The Freedom Of The Hills – 9th Edition By Mountaineers Books
If you love the mountains you need to read Mountaineering: The Freedom Of The Hills 9th Edition By Mountaineers Books. Originally published in 1960, Mountaineering: The Freedom Of The Hills is now in its 9th edition and it’s still the definitive “mountain bible” for everyone who enjoys camping, hiking, mountaineering, climbing, skiing, and other mountain sports.
Mountaineering: The Freedom Of The Hills 9th edition is both informative and insightful. It is the perfect place to start your mountain education and is a worldwide, best seller for a reason. Whether you grab the 624 page hard copy or you upload the digital version to your smartphone or e-reader for on-the-go referencing, this is the ultimate mountain reference book.
Freedom of the Hills is filled with technical illustrations, diagrams, charts, and content that’s been vetted by the best of the best in the mountain industry – AMGA, AIARE, AAC. This book provides you with a road map to safely and efficiently play in the mountains of the world. By highlighting the latest “concepts, techniques, and problems involved in the pursuit of mountaineering” you’ll be able to jumpstart your mountain journey.
Whether you’re an established mountain veteran or an aspiring mountaineer, Mountaineering: The Freedom Of The Hills 9th Edition is the book for you. Designed “By Climbers. For Climbers.”, this book provides a wide range of knowledge for people of all ability levels. Most people won’t read this book cover to cover, but will flip to relevant sections, dog ear important pages, and read and re-read sections time and time again in order to master the skills they want and need.
Even if you have a older copy of Freedom Of The Hills sitting on your bookshelf, it’s wise to get the latest copy. The 9th edition highlights and details the latest and greatest mountaineering practices. There is new info on avalanche terrain, rescues, snowpacks, clothing, camping, belaying, and more. We highly encourage you to pick up a copy today to brush off the dust and fine tune your skills. The more you know, the easier it will be to safely enjoy the mountains.
Whether you’re rusty on a specific topic or you’re brand new to mountain sports, Mountaineering: The Freedom Of The Hills provides easy to understand, detailed information on important mountain topics like leave no trace, self arrest, crevasse rescue, first aid, navigation, and so much more. if you’ve never read this book, you need to.
Let’s take a quick look at the contents included in Mountaineering: The Freedom Of The Hills:
- Outdoor Fundamentals
- First Steps
- Clothing And Equipment
- Camping, Food, and Water
- Physical Conditioning
- Wilderness Travel
- Leace No Trace
- Access and Stewardship
- Climbing Fundamentals
- Basic Safety System
- Rock Climbing
- Alpine Rock Climbing
- Rock Protection
- Leading On Rock
- Aid and Big Wall Climbing
- Snow, Ice, And Alpine Climbing
- Snow Travel and Climbing
- Avalanche Safety
- Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue
- Alpine Ice Climbing
- Waterfall Ice and Mixed Climbing
- Expedition Climbing
- Leadership, Safety, And Rescue
- First Aid
- Alpine Rescue
- The Mountain Environment
- Mountain Geology
- The Cycle Of Snow
- Mountain Weather
As you can see, Mountaineering: The Freedom Of The Hills 9th Edition By Mountaineers Books covers all of the topics you want and need to live the mountain life. Please use this book to kickstart your mountain education. Once you have a baseline knowledge, seek out the instruction and mentorship of mountain professionals who can help you gain the hands-on experiences that are essential for safe mountain adventures.
As the book’s intro states, “Mountaineering: The Freedom Of The Hills is much more than a book – it is a gateway to experiencing the joy of the outdoors.” We completely agree. We can’t imagine our bookshelf or van without a copy of Mountaineering: The Freedom Of The Hills. There’s no question about it, this book gets two big thumbs up!
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Mountaineering: The Freedom Of The Hills 9th Edition By Mountaineers Books was published by Mountaineers Books on 5 October 2017.
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