Mountaineering

With nearly 1 million (!) copies sold, Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is also known as ‘the bible for climbers’. It covers everything from choosing equipment to tying a climbing knot, and from basic rappelling techniques to planning an expedition. This 8th edition marked the book’s 50th anniversary and was deserving of a fresh new look while honoring the tradition of Freedom. I created an InDesign template based on my page designs: a tight and clean hierachy with flexibility for the wide variety of illustrations, maps, graphs and diagrams.

Cover Design
Page Design

Template Design
Art Direction
Illustration 

Client / Year
Mountaineers Books / 2010

The book was published in a paperback version as well as a hardcover with a dust jacket. The design included the choice of the linen, foil and headband. Another fun design detail: each chapter kicks off with a different mountain silhouette.

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