The Freedom of the Hills is perhaps the single most important climbing and mountaineering book ever. Since the publication of the first edition in 1960, ""Freedom"", as the book is known, has endured as a classic mountaineering text. From choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition--it's all here in this essential mountaineering reference. A team of more than forty experts--all active climbers and climbing educators--reviewed, revised, and updated this compendium to reflect the latest evolutions in mountaineering equipment and techniques. Major updates include a significant new chapter on conditioning, plus detailed and extensive revisions to rescue and first-response, aid climbing, and waterfall and ice climbing.50th anniversary of this title and The Mountaineers Books With more than half-a-million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title Printed on 100% recycled paper Mountain Climbers who have enjoyed and learned from Freedom of the Hills; Ed Viesturs, Conrad Anker, Dean Potter, Jim Whitaker, Dave Hahn, Rick Ridgeway and many more If you own 1 book on mountaineering then this should be it ISBN - 9781594851377 Author - Editors - The Mountaineers Pages - 592 Edition - 8th 2010.