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5.0 out of 5 stars The Absolute Pinnacle of Mountaineering Information
With over 1/2 a million copies sold, "Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills" is truly is "the bible" of safe and efficient climbing. With the book measuring in at over one inch thick, it would be impossible to accurately give it justice in the space provided here. Therefore, I'll hit the highlights. The 6th edition, which I have, is divided up into 6 parts:...
Published on 18 Nov 2010 by Pam "run2fast"

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3.0 out of 5 stars Its ok
The book is very good, well written with a lot of information to digest. It is not written in a compicated way. It is however, aimed at the American mountaineer but has a lot of transferable skills.

My copy did arrive dog-eared though!
Published on 16 April 2012 by Mark


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5.0 out of 5 stars The Absolute Pinnacle of Mountaineering Information, 18 Nov 2010
This review is from: Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills (Paperback)
With over 1/2 a million copies sold, "Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills" is truly is "the bible" of safe and efficient climbing. With the book measuring in at over one inch thick, it would be impossible to accurately give it justice in the space provided here. Therefore, I'll hit the highlights. The 6th edition, which I have, is divided up into 6 parts:

-outdoor fundamentals...covers things such as clothing/equipment/land nav/food

-climbing fundamentals...knot tying/rappelling info

-rock climbing...footholds/shoes/leading on rock

-snow, ice, and Alpine climbing...the in's and outs of ice and snow climbs (includes various rescues)

-emergency prevention and response...leading in a crisis situation/first aid

-the mountain enviroment..mountain geology/snow cycles/cloud types (neat pics!!)

The book ends with a nice list of additional reading (like you'd really need to with all the info in this book!). As you can see, there's really one word to describe this book- COMPLETE. So, if you're looking for a mountaineering resource to put on your shelf for when some questions come to mind- GET IT! Also recommend Treat Your Own Rotator Cuff for shoulder problems that interfere with your climbing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Much appreciated, 17 Feb 2014
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We bought this book as a present for a friend who loves hiking, trecking and mountaineering as a whole. He was really impressed and loved the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars a nice and complete mountaineering manual, 13 Dec 2012
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Having read some books on mountaineering, and some relevant experience,
this book is a very good entry point and lifelong reference for mountaineering.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the mountain bible, 1 Dec 2011
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This is a one-stop-shop to get you learning (or refreshing) you mountaincraft, from leader placed protection to glacier crossing.

With testimonials on the back from the likes of Conrad Anker, i think you can probably take it as good advice.

have begged and borrowed older prints, and own the 50th anniversary edition.

well worth it,
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book, 15 Jan 2013
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again it was bought as a gift for someone who is a keen mountaineer. Went on other positive reviews given and wasn't disappointed!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its ok, 16 April 2012
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The book is very good, well written with a lot of information to digest. It is not written in a compicated way. It is however, aimed at the American mountaineer but has a lot of transferable skills.

My copy did arrive dog-eared though!
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