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To The Top Of The World Alpine Challenges In The Himalaya & Karakoram

ISBN is 0898863325 /
Published by The Mountaineers Books 1992
Condition: Good+
Categories: , SKU: 3953

Description

Reinhold Messner has rightly been acclaimed as the greatest living mountaineer, a description amply justified by his achievement in becoming the first to ascend all fourteen of the world’s 8000-metre peaks. He is also famed for the uncompromising way in which he seeks ever-fresh challenges, pushing back the boundaries of the possible. For him, these challenges have nothing to do with conquest but are rather concerned with inner experience and testing his abilities and strengths to their limits.
This book is drawn from a selection of Messner’s most powerful writings and forms a unique compendium of his major expeditions to the summits of the world’s foremost mountains. It includes a retelling of the classic, tragic expedition telling of his obsession to change on Manaslu’s south face; Messner’s own radically the pattern of Himalayan climbing, which resulted in his epic ascent of Everest in 1978 without the aid of oxygen; his solo success in conquering Manga Parbat; gripping accounts of his experiences on Gasherbrum and K2; and details of his ground-breaking journey through Tibet, solo, to the peak of Everest.

Additional information

Book Author

Jill Neate, Reinhold Messner

Publisher

The Mountaineers Books

Published

1992

ISBN 10

0898863325

Language

English

Condition

Good+

Format

Hardcover

  • Full Black Pp. Boards With Gilt Title To Spine
  • Dust Jacket,
  • Pp.256
  • Numerous Coloured and B/W Illustrations
  • Corner Slightly Bumped,
  • Good+ in Condition