Mountaineering the freedom of the hills The Climbing Committee of The Mountaineers Harvey Manning, Chairman of Editors Editorial Committee: John R. Hazle, Carl Henrikson, Nancy Bickford Miller, Thomas Miller, Franz Mohling, Rowland Tabor, Lesley Stark Tabor illustrations: Donna Balch Cook and Robert Cram. Seattle, Washington: The Mountaineers, . 23.4x15.3 cm, pp. [i-v] vi-x [xi] xii [xiii-xiv] [1-3] 4-430 [431-434: blank], 16 photographic illustrations on 8 inserted plates, illustrations by Donna Balch Cook and Robert Cram in the text, original pictorial white cloth printed in blue. Third printing. The standard early textbook for mountaineering and wilderness travel, essential for those climbing in the Pacific Northwest. A peer reviewed work first published in this finalized version in 1960. "Reading about mountains is a pleasure, and there is something to be learned from any book or journal. But for the apprentice and veteran alike, words are at best, a poor substitute for peaks. The hope behind this book is that it will allow students to more quickly and safely become, on whatever level they choose, wilderness mountaineers" (Harvey Manning, preface, p. x). A nearly fine copy without dust jacket as issued. My wilderness travel bible in the 1960s. (#166160).
"First Edition, April 1960 / Reprinted, June 1961 / Third Printing, June 1963" on copyright page.