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by Don Graydon

ePub Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills download
Author:
Don Graydon
ISBN13:
978-0898865813
ISBN:
0898865816
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Publisher:
Mountaineers Books; 6 edition (January 1, 1998)
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Mountaineering
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Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is often considered the standard textbook for mountaineering and climbing in North America. The book was first published in 1960 by The Mountaineers of Seattle, Washington

Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is often considered the standard textbook for mountaineering and climbing in North America. The book was first published in 1960 by The Mountaineers of Seattle, Washington. The book was written by a team of over 40 experts in the field. The book grew out of the annual climbing course run since 1935 by the Mountaineers, for which the reading material was originally a combination of European works and lecturers' mimeo outlines

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To put it poetically, for all aspiring mountaineers, this book is the Regolith upon which your skills should build. It should be the anchor upon which you hang

The manual's content has kept pace with the evolution of the sport and should be considered mandatory reading for every mountain climber. To put it poetically, for all aspiring mountaineers, this book is the Regolith upon which your skills should build. It should be the anchor upon which you hang. It will be a compass to those who know how to use it and appreciate its value, guiding you in the right direction.

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Written and coordinated by the Mountaineers, a Seattle-based outdoor organization founded in 1906, it draws upon the knowledge of active, experienced mountaineers within and outside the club. Freedom continues a tradition of excellence by gathering the wisdom, instruction. And experience of some of the world's best climbers into one indispensable volume.

Prather, Ramona Hammedy 1. Graydon, Do. Climbers today freedom of the hills, we come face to face with accomplish what was considered impossible only a ourselves. Graydon, Don. I. The book provides a fun­ occurring in various areas of mountaineering and damental understanding of each topic. It is not are due to increased popularity, the development of intended, however. to he exhaustive or ency­ new techniques, and the introduction of new and clopedic. few years ago. Many serious rock climbers work out at specialized gymnasiums, and the sport fea­ JUDGMENT AND EXPERIENCE tures international climbing competitions.

Library of Congress Control Number: 97011920. Includes bibliographical references (p. 517-519) and index. Personal Name: Graydon, Don. International Standard Book Number (ISBN): 0898864267. Personal Name: Hanson, Kurt. Corporate Name: Mountaineers (Society). Rubrics: Mountaineering Rock climbing Snow and ice climbing.

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  • I have been backpacking, hiking, and climbing since I was little, and I am amazed at how much I have learned from this book about subjects I thought I had already mastered. This is the perfect resource for those looking to go from climbing fourteeners on Class Two routes to fall and winter climbs, couloir ascents, vertical faces, and taller glaciated mountains.

    To be honest, certain areas touched upon in this book are more thoroughly covered by other sources. The segment on avalanches is far from comprehensive, for instance, but the book admits very openly when further information is required, and points the reader in the right direction about where to learn more. However, certain users will not find this book very useful because of its focus on attaining summits. If you are looking for a book on hiking and backpacking, the first one hundred pages will be extremely valuable, but the remainder will be too summit-focused and too climbing-centric to be of much use. For those looking for info on skiing, this book has some interesting observations, but largely avoids the subject. To these people, I would recomend they look for more specialized books in their particular subjects until they gain an interest in bagging peaks.

    For anybody whatsoever looking to start climbing summits above treeline, performing vertical climbs of any difficulty, reviewing old materials, or looking at improving skills or developing new ones for climbing, this book is absolutely required. No matter your skill level, this book will have useful information to reference, review, or expand upon. There are no other books whose breadth, clarity, and organization match this book's.

    To put it poetically, for all aspiring mountaineers, this book is the Regolith upon which your skills should build. It should be the anchor upon which you hang. It will be a compass to those who know how to use it and appreciate its value, guiding you in the right direction. As the old saying goes, there are many paths to the summit, and this book will reveal all the ways to get there.

  • I'm a newer climber who is also an aspiring trad climber and alpinist so while my opinion doesn't carry much weight, this book has been a fantastic reference for a beginner. I've read it cover to cover and then routinely re-read various chapters and sections. I take courses through professional guides but always pre-read/re-read applicable sections of this book before practicing skills with a guide. While this book does mention sport climbing, it is clearly focused on alpine-style mountaineering (trad rock climbing, ice climbing, snow/glacier travel, etc.) but many skills discussed are applicable to sport climbing.

  • This is the one stop shop for everything you’d need to know about mountaineering. There is something for everyone to learn in here.

    One note, if you are looking for a relatively quick reference guide to certain mountaineering or alpine climbing information, this is not it. This is over 600 pages of comprehensive information on everything. Not something that you’d bring into the field.

  • This book is HUGE! So much info, in fact more info than most people probably need, which is great. Covers everything you could think of for any sort of camping, hiking, and mountaineering. Great price for something that would cost $150 as a college text book. haha!

    I've developed my own methods of mountaineering over the years and do fine solo, but I wanted a book that shows the more standardized methods so that I can work and communicate well with other people who might be joining me. This book really does a great job of showing those methods and explaining why they are done in such a way.

  • the definitive guide to mountaineering basics. Used this to brush up on skills for climbing Mt Rainier. It covers everything from glacial travel to packing to climbing knots to setting up a pulley rescue system. Lots of illustrations and descriptions to explain each concept. It is laid out in a logical manner with different sections for different disciplines.