The “bible” nickname is apt in many good ways, since Freedom of the Hills possesses an ancient lineage, draws on the impressive wisdom and knowledge from its authorship, covers a wide range of topics, and is very lengthy.
However, just like you wouldn’t want to model your entire lifestyle on the stories of the Hebrew Patriarchs, you wouldn’t want to model your light & fast ski touring on this book.
Plus the Volken et al. “Backcountry Skiing” addresses almost everything related to mountaineering that a ski mountaineer needs to know.
But still, this is such a useful resource, even down to topics like almost every kind of knot/hitch you could conceivably ever use for any situation in the mountains.
So if you want a comprehensive ski mountaineering library, then you still need to buy this book!
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