Welcome to an open discussion about the future 9th edition of Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills
Details of the process can be found at the Freedom 9 Best Practices website, http://mountaineers.org/Freedom9/
Videos: http://sites.google.com/site/freedom9bestpractices/home/links-to-videos
email: Freedom9.mtns@gmail.com

1. Climbing Fundamentals; Basics, Belay, Rappel

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No New Posts Basic Safety Systems

material currently in Chapter 9 of Freedom8

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2 11 multipoint anchors
by gregggagliardi
Feb 11, 2014 18:46:53 GMT -8
No New Posts Belaying

material currently in Chapter 10 of Freedom8

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10 43 Suspension Trauma, Chapt 10, Escape the Belay, pg 184
by dougsanders
Jun 23, 2015 6:36:50 GMT -8
No New Posts Rappelling

material currently in Chapter 11 for Freedom8

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10 34 Tagline as a rappel extender.
by gregggagliardi
May 23, 2014 8:43:12 GMT -8

2. Rock Climbing Fundamentals; Technique, Protection, Leading

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material currently in Chapter 12 of Freedom8

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2 9 rock technique training
by Deling Ren
Feb 10, 2014 17:39:46 GMT -8
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material currently in Chapter 13 of Freedom8

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4 9 Sequential anchor failure
by jimnelson
Jul 17, 2013 10:34:35 GMT -8
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material currently in Chapter 14 of Freedom8

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5 16 Common climbing problems and solutions
by gregggagliardi
Oct 1, 2013 11:22:27 GMT -8

3. Snow & Ice Fundamentals

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material currently in Chapter 16 of Freedom8

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16 61 Only Use Self-Arrest Ice-Axe Grip on Steep Snow
by jimnelson
Feb 12, 2015 11:08:50 GMT -8
No New Posts Glacier Travel & Cravasse Rescue

material currently in Chapter 17 of Freedom8

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12 77 PMP substitute?
by dougsanders
May 14, 2016 7:26:46 GMT -8
No New Posts Alpine Ice Climbing

material currently in Chapter 18 of Freedom8

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1 5 ice anchors
by gregggagliardi
Dec 12, 2013 12:16:25 GMT -8

4. Beyond Fundamental Skills; Leadership, Rescue, Alpine Rock & Ice, Water Ice, Aid & Big Wall, Sport, Expedition

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material currently in Chap 21 of Freedom8

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3 5 Safety Ch22: +Definitions: Hazards, Exposure, Risk, Outcomes
by nicklyle
Jan 26, 2015 14:23:41 GMT -8
No New Posts Search & Rescue

material currently in Chapter 24 of Freedom8

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9 24 Self Rescue – What do I do Next?
by nicklyle
Jan 9, 2015 12:45:43 GMT -8
No New Posts Alpine Climbing

material currently in Chapter 18 of Freedom8

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1 2 What skills are unique to alpine climbing
by nicklyle
May 30, 2013 7:39:41 GMT -8
No New Posts Water Ice & Mixed Climbing

material currently in Chapter 19 of Freedom8

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1 1 Is the ice belay anchor in Freedom 9 the best one
by mod-gregg
Apr 9, 2013 10:18:59 GMT -8
No New Posts Aid & Big Wall

material currently in Chapter 15 of Freedom8

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3 11 A0-A1 for ordinary rock climbers
by jimnelson
Jan 30, 2015 10:55:03 GMT -8
No New Posts Expeditions

material currently in Chapter 20 of Freedom8

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1 8 How long should the chapter on expeditions be
by nicklyle
Jan 26, 2015 14:16:32 GMT -8
No New Posts Beyond Basic Skills. ~other

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4 16 Taking care of the second
by gregggagliardi
Aug 6, 2013 10:46:36 GMT -8

5. Outdoors Fundamentals

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First Steps-F8 Chap1, Clothing & Equipment-F8 Chap2, Camping & Food-F8 Chap3, Physical Conditioning-F8 Chap4, Navigation-F8 Chap5, Wilderness Travel-F8 Chap6, Leave No Trace-F8 Chap7, Stewardship and Access-F8 Chap8

Moderator: mod-bob

5 6 PLB add to Table 2-3 Sample Equipment List
by dougsanders
Jan 12, 2015 20:02:54 GMT -8

6. Mountain Environment

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Safety: How to Stay Alive-F8 Chap22, First Aid-F8 Chap23, Mountain Geology-F8 Chap25, The Cycle of Snow-F8 Chap26, Mountain Weather-F8 Chap27

Moderator: mod-glenn

11 20 Suspension Trauma, Chapt 22-23 First Aid, Alpine SAR
by dougsanders
Jun 23, 2015 6:31:32 GMT -8

7. Top level, What is Freedom of the Hills; text-book? comprehensive reference? beginner how-to?, ...

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No New Posts What is FotH ?

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2 3 Who is FOTHs audience?
by jeffrose
Nov 16, 2013 16:03:54 GMT -8

8. Freedom 9 Content

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15 56 Most posts urge "remove from" or "additions to" Freedoms
by dougsanders
Jun 28, 2014 11:49:22 GMT -8
No New Posts remove from Freedom8?

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5 31 Outdated Ice Axe Self Arrest Grip descriptions/illustrations
by michaelh
Oct 13, 2014 15:26:45 GMT -8
No New Posts digital forms? printed form?

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2 14 Multi Media Digital Edition
by gregggagliardi
Apr 3, 2013 15:51:19 GMT -8
No New Posts platforms? enhancements?

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2 20 Should Freedom 9 be an ebook?
by andrea laue
Apr 28, 2013 6:45:53 GMT -8

9. Freedom9 Process

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4/6/2014 The Moderators, Books and active posters met to review Best Practices Forum status, issues, plans, actions. Also we looked at the FotH 9 schedule and other digital media opportunities

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1 1 Moderators, Posters & Books 4/6/2014 Meeting
by geneyore
Apr 17, 2014 13:20:39 GMT -8
No New Posts Moderators

This Board is to discuss all topics related to Moderations of this forum

2 3 Moderator candidates ???
by ericlinxweiler
Feb 26, 2013 11:10:31 GMT -8
No New Posts this Forum

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1 6 about this Forum
by gregggagliardi
Nov 15, 2013 15:15:34 GMT -8
No New Posts Process: Freedom9 Best Practices

Any general topics about Freedom 9, Best Practices, this Forum, this process, moderation, steering, ...

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4 20 Who should write the new chapters in Freedom 9?
by gregggagliardi
Oct 31, 2013 12:20:59 GMT -8

10. Mountaineers Basic & Intermediate Curriculum?

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No New Posts BUS vs. SSS belay

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Belay Board

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1 23 BUS vs SSS belay technique
by Carriema
Mar 14, 2019 7:02:37 GMT -8
No New Posts Minimun Standards

I believe that these are the current Minimum Standards

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1 1 Minimum Standards
by Admin>GeneYore
Apr 21, 2014 9:45:41 GMT -8
No New Posts Basic Curriculum

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8 37 Basic Materials and Grade Books
by Admin>GeneYore
Apr 21, 2014 9:51:30 GMT -8
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6 19 Crevasse Rescue, glacier travel, and prusik minding pulleys
by gregggagliardi
Jan 21, 2014 16:13:32 GMT -8

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