Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, Freedom of the Hills is the essential mountaineering reference. The 8th edition is packed with proven instruction for climbing on rock, snow, mixed, ice, and big walls.
Covers everything from the basics of equipment, knots, rappelling techniques, and leave-no-trace principles to the more advanced skills of setting up complex anchors, evaluating avalanche terrain, and developing your leadership skills
Completely revised and updated to include the latest in gear and techniques
Written by a team of more than 40 expert climbers and climbing instructors
Features hundreds of technical illustrations
Includes extensive revisions to self-rescue, aid climbing, waterfall and ice climbing