This early handbook is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. A concise look at mountain climbing without guides that will prove of great interest to the present day mountaineer and historian of the sport. Contains a wealth of information and anecdote much of which is still practical today. Illustrated with black and white drawings. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.