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Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate

Messner, Reinhold

Editorial: New York: Oxford University Press, 1979, 1979
ISBN 10: 0195201353 / ISBN 13: 9780195201352
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Librería: Words for the Wise, FPBA (nevada city, CA, Estados Unidos de America)
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Título: Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate

Editorial: New York: Oxford University Press, 1979

Año de publicación: 1979

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

Edición: 1st Edition


8vo in bright orange boards with title in gilt on spine. Pictorial DJ. First American edition. Pictorial front & back end papers. Front ep has fairly large white blotches that partially obscure photo (of snowstorm), but it appears to be a publishing error. Dj & text without other defects. Everest route map Frontis; B/W photos; Color Plates, several of which are full page; Maps. 254 pp. VG+/VG+. This is the breathless account that answers the question, can the summit of Everest be reached without mechanical aids? Messner did so to conquer his own fears & doubts, not merely to say he did it. N° de ref. de la librería 470103

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Sinopsis: In 1978 Messner and Habeler became the first to make a successful ascent and descent of Everest without using supplementary oxygen. This is Messner''s account of this landmark in the history of human physical endeavour.'

Biografía del autor: Reinhold Messner was the first to climb all 14 peaks that are higher than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). He has written more than a dozen books on his adventures. He lives in a castle in Northern Italy.

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