My copy of Freedom of the Hills disappeared in a move a dozen years ago, but I remember how intently I studied the chapters on snow climbing and glacier travel during my brief stint at a Midwest college in the early 1970s. It didn't take me long to drop out, move to Colorado and put theory into practice.

ŚMichael Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief, Alpinist





[Cover] Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills, first edition.