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The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent resource for information related to general mountaineering, but also for a broad range of topics from basic backcountry equipment and navigation, to rock and ice climbing, and a number of other associated topics. The most significant aspect of this book that sets it apart from other mountaineering/climbing references is not necessarily the specific material within the book, but how that content comes into being. This book is a great resource for any experienced back country… Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars The textbook for mountain climbing. This is the textbook for mountaineering. It not only covers the what or the how of a subject but the why giving you a more in-depth understanding. For example, you shouldn't wear cotton in cold weather because the shape of the fiber holds water and fills the air spaces greatly reducing insulation. This goes on for such diverse topics as digging a cat hole to go poo to using an ice ax to cross a glacier. If you can master the techniques in this book you can climb… Full review

Stackpole Books Rock Climbing and Bouldering Pennsylvania

rated 1 of 5 stars Terrible guide. I looked forward to this coming out for a long time. I was very dissapointed.   Anyone interested in climbing in Pennsylvania would be much better off going to one of the many websites that offers information. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best ref book yet for the outdoors. It covers a broad range of skills - orienteering, rock climbing, gear, snow travel, etc. and one can learn a lot by reading it. I highly recommend this book if you want to spend time off the beaten path. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars I recommend this book for all novice or expert climbers and backpackers. Good solid information that will get you started the right way. Great for review also. Full review

The Mountaineers Books Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

rated 5 of 5 stars This is one of the best all around guide books for anything you wish to know about mountains. Rock, ice, climb. It's easy to read, simple illustrations and really it's just cover everything and make a great book to start with if looking for any mountain activity. Been looking around for a book that will give me some good all around introduction and this book fit the bill. Full review

Falcon Guides Climbing: Protection added Mar 28, 2019
Falcon Guides Climbing: From Toproping To Sport added Mar 28, 2019
Falcon Guides The Rock Climber's Exercise Guide added Mar 28, 2019
The Mountaineers Books The Climbing Dictionary added Mar 18, 2019
$15
The Mountaineers Books Advanced Rock Climbing: Expert Skills and Techniques added Mar 18, 2019
Falcon Guides Climbing: Knots added Mar 15, 2019
$15
Falcon Guides Climbing: From Gym to Rock added Mar 15, 2019
$11 - $14
Trango The Rock Climber's Training Manual added Aug 22, 2016
$22 - $28
The Mountaineers Books Canyoneering: Beginning to Advanced Techniques added Aug 19, 2016
Liberty Mountain Ice Climbing Pennsylvania added Jul 18, 2016
$35
The Mountaineers Books Crag Survival Handbook added Oct 24, 2014
$16 - $19
Falcon Guides Flakes, Jugs, and Splitters added May 26, 2014
Patagonia Training for the New Alpinism added May 24, 2014
$35
Globe Pequot The Trad Climber's Bible added Mar 23, 2014
Falcon Guides Rappelling added Oct 31, 2013
The Mountaineers Books American Alpine Journal added Sep 6, 2013
$35
SuperTopo How to Big Wall Climb added Apr 27, 2013
Gibbon Modern Slacklining added Apr 19, 2013
American Alpine Club American Alpine Journal - 2005 added Apr 8, 2013
$35
The Mountaineers Books Fifty Favorite Climbs: The Ultimate North American Tick List added Dec 15, 2012
The Mountaineers Books Going Higher: Oxygen Man and Mountains added Dec 15, 2012
Falcon Guides Building Your Own Climbing Wall added Dec 12, 2012
$14
The Mountaineers Books Bouldering: Movement, Tactics, and Problem Solving added Dec 1, 2012
$22
Falcon Guides Mixed Climbing added Nov 3, 2012
$16
Falcon Guides Coaching Climbing added Nov 3, 2012
Human Kinetics Mountaineering: Training and Preparation added Apr 12, 2012
Ragged Mountain Press The Mountaineering Handbook added Feb 22, 2012
Morris Publishing Knots for Climbers - 3rd Edition added Jan 15, 2012
$10
Stackpole Books Redpoint: The Self-Coached Climber's Guide to Redpoint and On-Sight Climbing - Book with DVD added Jan 15, 2012
Greener Grass Publishing Horse Pens 40 Guidebook added Nov 2, 2011
$25 MSRP
Greener Grass Publishing The Obed: A Climber's Guide added Nov 2, 2011
$30 MSRP
Patagonia 100 Favorite North American Climbs added Oct 2, 2011
$80
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Stackpole Books Rock Climbing and Bouldering Pennsylvania added Aug 30, 2011
AlpenBooks Get On The Mountain DVD added Aug 30, 2011
National Geographic The Wildest Dream added Jun 24, 2011
$35 MSRP
Sharp End Publishing Betty and the Silver Spider - An Introduction to Gym Climbing added Oct 7, 2010
Skyhorse Publishing Mountaineering - Essential Skills for Hikers and Climbers added Oct 4, 2010
Morris Publishing Rock Climbing added Oct 4, 2010
Bryan Burdo Mazama Rock added Jul 6, 2010
Boxer Books Mark the Mountain Guide added Jul 6, 2010
National Speleological Society On Rope added Jul 6, 2010
Michael A. Layton Climb Stronger Faster Healthier: Beyond the Basics added Jun 18, 2010
Desiderata Institute The Rock Warrior's Way - Mental Training for Climbers added Jun 18, 2010
Desiderata Institute Espresso Lessons From The Rock Warrior's Way added Jun 18, 2010
Wilderness Press Traditional Lead Climbing added Jun 18, 2010
$20 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Accidents in North American Mountaineering added Jun 8, 2010
$10 - $12
The Mountaineers Books Extreme Alpinism added Jun 8, 2010
$30 MSRP
The Mountaineers Books Ways To The Sky - A Historical Guide to North American Mountaineering added Jun 8, 2010
$28 MSRP
Sharp End Publishing Betty and the Silver Spider added Jun 7, 2010
Falcon Guides Gym Climb added Jun 2, 2010
$8 MSRP
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