Freedom of the Hills

By: The Mountaineers
ISBN: 978-1-68051-004-1 (Paperback Edition)
Pages: 624

“I purchased my copy of Freedom of The Hills in 1976 and consumed it several times well before I ever set foot in the mountains. Through the years my well-worn copy became my guide and reference for the art of mountaineering. I would highly recommend this book as a ‘must have’ for any aspiring mountaineer’s library.” — Ed Viesturs, high-altitude mountaineer

  • Best-selling mountaineering book of all time-more
  • New edition – fully updeated techniques and new illustrations
  • Researched and written by a team of expert climbers
  • Includes a new glossary of climbing terms

Since publication of the first edition in 1961, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills has endured as the classic mountaineering text. Novice climbers use it as a primer; veterans use it to review their skills. The fully updated ninth edition maintains the same high standard for complete, authoritative instruction in an easy-to-use format.

From choosing equipment to how to tie a particular knot, from basic rappelling technique to planning an expedition, it’s all here in this essential mountaineering reference. Continued evolution of the sport ensures that climbers who own previous editions will need to “upgrade” to the new ninth edition.

The Mountaineers, based in Seattle, Washington, was founded in 1906 and is a nonprofit outdoor community of 12,000+ active members in the Pacific Northwest. It has been getting people of all ages outside safely and responsibly for over 100 years.The Mountaineers sponsors both classes and year-round outdoor activities, which include hiking, climbing, ski touring, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, and more.