Freedom of the Hills Deck

Mountaineering and Wilderness Tips

  • 56 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-719-4
  • Sep 1, 2024


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This handy little deck is packed with essential tips for outdoor adventures. Brush up on essential knots, refresh your navigation skills, review fundamental Leave No Trace principles, or deal a hand of basic climbing skills!

Diamonds: Wilderness Skills. Essentials for hiking and camping, like choosing a campsite, reading a topographic map, adhering to Leave No Trace principles, storing food, anticipating weather, and dealing with animal encounters.

Clubs: Mountain Skills. Mountain-centric skills, such as the fundamentals of glacier travel, the Ten Essentials, evaluating avalanche hazard, tips for avalanche terrain, essentials for snow travel, the basics of self-arresting and crevasse rescue, and more.

Hearts: First-Aid Skills. Tips for stocking your first-aid kit, preventing dehydration and hypothermia, and assessing an injured person, plus indicators of a possible head injury, accident response strategies, common gastrointestinal disorders, water treatment methods, and more.

Spades: Climbing Skills. Skills and techniques such as the basics of belaying; face and crack climbing techniques; tying a rewoven figure eight; setting up to rappel; coiling a rope; anchor fundamentals; the importance of clear, concise communication; and more.


  • 56 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-719-4
  • Sep 1, 2024

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