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The standard text on mountain climbing summer and winter,
By A Customer
This review is from: Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills (Paperback)
This is THE comprehensive text on mounting climbing both summer and winter. It does not cover all aspects in depth, but as a reference and an introduction to mountain climbing (as opposed to rock climbing at your local crag) it has few equals. If I would recommend only one book on allround climbing it would be this. This edition feels more up-to-date on modern techniques and equipment than the previous, even if there are only a few years between them. Drawbacks? Yes, it can feel a lot like hearing a middle grade school teacher when reading the chapters, the tone is very lecturing.