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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills (9th Edition, paperback)

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"The definitive guide to mountains and climbing . . ." - Conrad Anker

For nearly 60 years it's been revered as the "bible" of mountaineering and now it's even better than ever *The best selling instructional text for new and intermediate climbers for more than half a century *New edition fully updated techniques and all-new illustrations *Researched and written by a team of expert climbers Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the text beloved by generations of new climbers, the standard for climbing education around the world.

  • New alignment with AAC's nationwide universal belay standard
  • Newly revamped chapters on clothing and camping
  • All-new illustrations reflecting the latest gear and techniques--created by artist John McMullen, former art director of Climbing magazine
  • Review of and contributions to multiple sections by AMGA-certified guides
  • Fresh approach to the Ten Essentials--now making the iconic list easier to recall

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