Tÿcho Wins "Freedom of the Hills" from Mountaineers Books

Congratulations, Tÿcho! You've won a copy of the essential outdoor bible Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills, plus a deck of Freedom of the Hills playing cards, all from The Mountaineers Books.

Tÿcho's five-star review of his Deuter Streamer 2.0 reservoir was selected randomly from the 67 outdoor gear reviews submitted over the last two weeks. 

Since its first edition in 1960, Freedom of the Hills has endured as a classic climbing and outdoor skills reference, covering everything from choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition (MSRP $39.95).

The portable Freedom of the Hills Deck features mountaineering facts, tips, and techniques on 52 playing cards. Educate and entertain in a snowbound tent, portaledge, or around the campfire (MSRP $6.95).

Thanks to Tÿcho and everyone who shared reviews of his or her outdoor gear with their fellow Trailspace community members.

If you didn't win this time, stay tuned for our next write-a-review gear giveaway, starting later today.

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Rob R
940 reviewer rep
783 forum posts
October 25, 2012 at 7:26 a.m. (EDT)

Very good book. I've downloaded it on my smartphone.

1,721 reviewer rep
3,962 forum posts
October 25, 2012 at 7:37 a.m. (EDT)

Way to go. Congrats.

461 reviewer rep
42 forum posts
November 7, 2012 at 8:03 a.m. (EST)

The book arrived the other night and I've only had time to look it over and read the first chapter and a half.  To start this is a text book not a howto book.  It doesn't just tell you how to dress warmly it discusses the details of different fibers and their pros and cons.  I think that this this book will take me a bit of time to read because instead of slipping of to a corner of the house and reading a chapter I'll have to sit down at the table with a pad, highlighter and a pencil to actively read this book.

Thank you all at TrailSpace, of all the giveaways I think I was the biggest winner.  This is something I wouldn't have gotten for myself but I will truly benefit from. 

Alicia MacLeay (Alicia)
1,684 reviewer rep
4,359 forum posts
November 7, 2012 at 9:28 a.m. (EST)

You're very welcome, Tycho!

I'm glad the book arrived and hope it provides lots of helpful information. Freedom of the Hills is a lifelong resource for any outdoors person, so we were excited to have it as a giveaway to our members (plus the cards are fun).

Once you've had lots of time to digest the book, you might want to share your thoughts in a review.


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