* Messner is the most highly acclaimed climber in mountaineering history
* Includes updates on recent events plus a history of Everest ascents
* Features full-color photographs
Reinhold Messner, with his partner Peter Habeler, was the first to summit Everest without the aid of supplemental oxygen. In this riveting retelling of that climb, Messner says, "Everest by fair means -- that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me . . . In reaching for an oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest. . . . A climber who doesn't rely on his own strength and skills, but on apparatus and drugs, deceives himself."
In this mountaineering classic, Messner recounts the thoughts of a mountaineer during the climb of his life. Messner's compelling chronicle conveys the exhaustion, despair, and exhilaration of mountaineering in the death zone, interwoven with spectacular color photographs. This edition includes Messner's reflections on the latest Everest disasters. A must-have for any reader of adventure narratives.
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REINHOLD MESSNER is often called the greatest living mountaineer. He was the first man to summit Everest without supplementary oxygen, the first to solo Everest, and the first to climb all fourteen of the world's 8,000-meter peaks. He is the author of numerous books, including The Crystal Horizon and Antarctica.
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Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr (T), 1979. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110195201353
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr (T). Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0195201353 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0076055
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr (T), 1979. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195201353