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Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate

Messner, Reinhold

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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: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

World-famous mountaineer Reinhold Messner's account of his first ascent on Everest, made without supplemental oxygen, and considered to be an impossible feat at the time.

Reinhold Messner with his partner Peter Habeler was the first to climb Everest without the aid of supplemental oxygen. In this riveting retelling of his 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 climbing chronicle conveys the exhaustion, despair and exhilaration of mountaineering in the death zone; interleafed with spectacular color photographs. A must-have for any reader of adventure narratives.

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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