Mountaineering – The freedom of the hills
Each of the chapters form the fourth edition has been revised, rewritten, and where necessary, expanded. These revisions reflect the rapid changes occurring in various areas of mountaineering and area due to increase popularity, the development of new techniques, and the introduction of new and improved equipment. Chapters considerably enhanced by these changes include: First Steps, Leading and Placing Protection, Rock Climbing Technique, Air Climbing and Pitoncraft and Belaying. This edition presents a completely new chapter on Winter and Expedition Climbing.