Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is the bible for climbers all over the world, now entering its 8th edition after more than 600,000 copies sold. The book covers everything from choosing equipment to tying knots, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning your expedition. New for this version is a new chapter on conditioning, as well as revisions to the rescue, first-response, aid climbing, waterfall and ice climbing sections. Importantly, the advice and information comes from a team of forty expert climbing educators so you know you can trust Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills during your next adventure!