on February 25, 2011
Fantastic information about mountain climbing, rock climbing, equipment, readiness and everything else you need to learn BEFORE heading out on the trails or mountains. Absolutely priceless and a MUST READ for all who enjoy or want to enjoy the mountains..
on March 17, 2015
Simply awesome, a very useful ressource for beginners (like me). The only thing I don't like about it is the fact that the schema are difficult to understand. A color edition would be great and help a lot. Also, when they're explaning how to do something with the use of different step, I feel like they're going to fast and tend to skip some parts that would have been useful (The knots section). The rest is awesome and would recommend it to everyone who dreams to climb a mountain or really anything (ice climbing, etc) in his life.
on November 11, 2011
This book covers the fundamentals of mountaineering. It is very detailed, and this makes it a double edged sword. On one hand, anyone from an amateur scrambler to a seasoned back-country guide will find the information contained in "Mountaineering..." useful at some level. However, this detail can be overwhelming and at times even confusing. Bottom line; essential mountaineering book often in conjunction with other sources. Remember there is no substitute for firsthand experience.