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airforceclmr


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I just placed my order for the 8th Edition of Freedom of the Hills. Anyone get a read on it yet?


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Years ago, well "read" is a relative term. Scan for information that I needed. Skipped all the alpine stuff, but studied the safety, situations, etc.


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same as above.. its close to an encyclopedia... good to have at home.


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airforceclmr wrote:
I just placed my order for the 8th Edition of Freedom of the Hills. Anyone get a read on it yet?

Do you mean the 8th edition specifically? Is there something new in there?

Because you'd be hard pressed to find someone on this site who hasn't given FOTH a read ...


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I just placed my order for the 8th Edition of Freedom of the Hills. Anyone get a read on it yet?

It's a great book. I think my collection starts at the third addition, someone gave that one to me. It's even hard cover.

Absolutely a good thing to have.


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socalclimber wrote:
airforceclmr wrote:
I just placed my order for the 8th Edition of Freedom of the Hills. Anyone get a read on it yet?

It's a great book. I think my collection starts at the third addition, someone gave that one to me. It's even hard cover.

Absolutely a good thing to have.

does it really change from edition to edition? i have the previously published edition


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macherry wrote:
socalclimber wrote:
airforceclmr wrote:
I just placed my order for the 8th Edition of Freedom of the Hills. Anyone get a read on it yet?

It's a great book. I think my collection starts at the third addition, someone gave that one to me. It's even hard cover.

Absolutely a good thing to have.

does it really change from edition to edition? i have the previously published edition

Yes. At least for the rock climbing chapters, they do their best to remain a constant five years out of date.

Jay


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ensonik wrote:
airforceclmr wrote:
I just placed my order for the 8th Edition of Freedom of the Hills. Anyone get a read on it yet?

Do you mean the 8th edition specifically? Is there something new in there?

Because you'd be hard pressed to find someone on this site who hasn't given FOTH a read ...

If only this were true...

Not perfect but certainly one of the better resources out there.


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It covers enough of the basics to be useful.


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jt512 wrote:
macherry wrote:
socalclimber wrote:
airforceclmr wrote:
I just placed my order for the 8th Edition of Freedom of the Hills. Anyone get a read on it yet?

It's a great book. I think my collection starts at the third addition, someone gave that one to me. It's even hard cover.

Absolutely a good thing to have.

does it really change from edition to edition? i have the previously published edition

Yes. At least for the rock climbing chapters, they do their best to remain a constant five years out of date.

Jay

heh, i have an old 3rd edition. i should do a comparsion


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macherry wrote:
jt512 wrote:
macherry wrote:
socalclimber wrote:
airforceclmr wrote:
I just placed my order for the 8th Edition of Freedom of the Hills. Anyone get a read on it yet?

It's a great book. I think my collection starts at the third addition, someone gave that one to me. It's even hard cover.

Absolutely a good thing to have.

does it really change from edition to edition? i have the previously published edition

Yes. At least for the rock climbing chapters, they do their best to remain a constant five years out of date.

Jay

heh, i have an old 3rd edition. i should do a comparsion



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that's the one. i picked it up at a thrift store for fifty cents


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macherry wrote:
that's the one. i picked it up at a thrift store for fifty cents
The one above is #2.

I stole it from my dad. Smile


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epoch wrote:
macherry wrote:
that's the one. i picked it up at a thrift store for fifty cents
The one above is #2.

I stole it from my dad. Smile

i stand corrected i have an old #2


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My 1st Edition copy of FOTH. It sits next to my superb 1st Edition of Bjornstad's Desert Rock. Both are fun to read for historical points if anything.



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I know some folks who wrote updates for some sections in this one and they are pretty current, should be good improvements/updates.

I think it was the 6th edition that I read cover to cover, practicing all my knots, tying my first aiders, etc. Great resource to get started and occasionally review!


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jt512 wrote:
macherry wrote:
socalclimber wrote:
airforceclmr wrote:
I just placed my order for the 8th Edition of Freedom of the Hills. Anyone get a read on it yet?

It's a great book. I think my collection starts at the third addition, someone gave that one to me. It's even hard cover.

Absolutely a good thing to have.

does it really change from edition to edition? i have the previously published edition

Yes. At least for the rock climbing chapters, they do their best to remain a constant five years out of date.

Jay

Don't worry - I'm sure by the next edition they will include advice on how to be an Internet spray lord.


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