Mountain Operations. Department of the Army; FM 31-72. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1959. Order Number D 101.20:31-72. 238 pages, sketches. Price 65 cents.
Although designed primarily for the handling of mountain troops, this little book incorporates a climbing manual and much valuable information for anyone who conducts a party in the mountains. Considerable space is devoted to rescue operations and the evacuation of injured from difficult positions. Even though largely a compilation from well known sources, it includes in a brief space a great deal of information valuable to leaders of walking, climbing, or rescue groups.
Kenneth A. Henderson