Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

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Steven M. Cox, Kris Fulsaas
Mountaineers Books, 2003 - Sports & Recreation - 575 pages
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Million climbers from all over the world. The fully updated seventh 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 to the sport ensures that climbers who own previous editions will need to "upgrade" to the new seventh edition. The chapter on aid climbing, for example, has been substantially rewritten to include new aid techniques and equipment. A new chapter has been added to meet the rising popularity of waterfall ice and mixed climbing. The more than thirty contributors to Freedom 7 are all active climbers who regularly use and teach the skills about which they write. This book is the resource trusted by climbers the world over.

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User Review  - Amelia Gwen - Goodreads

It was an approachable read written at the right level for me (a first year medical student). It was little dry, but made for an enjoyable introduction to many of the topics of first year medicine. Read full review

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User Review  - William Long - Goodreads

This reference book is to mountaineering (or just camping and hiking) as Joy of Cooking is to the cooking world. A must have for any outdoorsman (or woman). Read full review

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Cox has always enjoyed drawing and making up characters since childhood.

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