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Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate

Messner, Reinhold

ISBN 10: 0195201353 / ISBN 13: 9780195201352
Editorial: New York: Oxford University Press, 1979, 1979
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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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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: First Edition.

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* 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.

About the Author:

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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