Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills PDF/EPUB ë

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills The definitive guide to mountains and climbing Conrad AnkerFor nearlyyears 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 forthan 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 where it has been translated intolanguages For the all new th Edition, committees comprosed of active climbers and climbing educators reviewed every chapter of instruction, and discussed updates with staff from the American Alpine Club AAC , the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education AIARE , and the Access Fund They also worked with professional members of the American Mountain Guides Association AMGA , to review their work and ensure that the updated textbook includes the most current best practices for both alpine and rock climbing instructionFrom gear selection to belay and repel techniques, from glacier travel to rope work, to safety, safety, andsafety there is nocomprehensive and thoroughly vetted training manual for climbing than the standard set by Mountaineering The Freedom of the Hills, th EditionSignificant updates to this edition include New alignment with AAC s nationwide universal belay standard Expanded anddetailed avalanche safety info, including how to better understand avalanches, evaluate hazards, travel safely in avy terrain, and locate and rescue a fellow climber in an avalanche 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

About the Author: The Mountaineers

The Mountaineers was established in 1906 in Washington, a state with inspiring and abundant mountain peaks In addition to the community of outdoor enthusiasts it fosters, the organization s mission is to teach outdoor skills Over the years, hundreds of thousands have learned outdoor safety and skills from The Mountaineers, ranging from climbing to skiing to kayaking, and much Some of the world s most elite climbers have been and continue to be members of The Mountaineers

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