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Nanga Parbat 1970

Author : Richard Sale
ISBN : 0956316328
Genre : Mountaineering
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In 1970 a German-Austrian-Italian (South Tyrolean) team succeeded in climbing the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat, a climb which heralded a new era in mountaineering on the worlds highest peaks. But with success cam controversy as the first climbers to reach the summit, two young South Tyrolean brothers, did not return to the top face camp but descended the other side, the Diamir side, of the mountain. Only one brother survived the ordeal: he was Reinhold Messner who went on to become the greatest, and best known, high-altitude climber in the world. His brother Gunther was lost on the mountain. Before descending the Diamir side Reinhold Messner held a shouted conversation with the members of the second pair of climbers heading for the summit. That conversation, the decision to descend the Diamir side, and the circumstances of Gunther Messers death were to lead to controversy, claim and counter claim, and court cases. They were also to lead to bitterness between former team mates which continues to this day. This book explores the events of 1970, drawing on contemporary diaries and other records, on later interviews given by, and books written by, the team members, and on private conversations with some of the surviving team members. It draws heavily on the writings of Reinhold Messner who has published several accounts of the summit climb and the decisions which led to the descent of the Diamir side, accounts which have varied over the years, variations that suggest a story behind the story.
Category: Mountaineering

Naked Mountain Nanga Parbat Brother Death Solitude

Author : Reinhold Messner
ISBN : 9781785002137
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1970 marked the beginning of Reinhold Messner's remarkable career in Himalayan climbing. But this expedition has always been shrouded in controversy and mystery; his brother Gunther, who accompanied him, met his death on the mountain. In The Naked Mountain Messner gives his side of the story in full for the first time. This most personal account is a story of death and survival and for those who want to understand what is the force that drives Messner on, this book is the key. 'Nothing if not passionate, Messner writes of the Himalyan experience with a nearly mystical fervour. His description of catastrophe at high altitude is page-turning' Rock & Ice. 'A gripping piece of writing ...the translation reads like a good thriller, drawing the reader back through historical epics; treading the footsteps of climbers right on the edge of things' Scottish Mountaineer.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Free Spirit Revised Edition

Author : Reinhold Messner
ISBN : 9781594858550
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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* A mountaineering classic re-released in the Legends and Lore series * Two new chapters In Free Spirit Reinhold Messner describes the forces and events that have shaped him as a climber as famous for his discipline as for his innovative spirit. Messner evolved his philosophy of the single free-climbing line with its uncompromising purity of style in the Dolomites and, as equipment and technique developed, he was in the forefront of the transference of fast lightweight alpine methods to the great ranges. Here, he takes us from the days of his first climb (at the age of five) with his father to his brother’s tragic death on Nanga Parbat in 1970 to his later move away from the overcrowded Alps and 8000-meter peaks. He sought fulfillment, instead, in new challenges in lesser known parts of the world, such as crossing the expanse of Antarctica. Free Spirit is an exciting account of the career of a mountain pioneer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Deadly Peaks

Author : Robert Hauptman
ISBN : 9781589798427
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Deadly Peaks is a collection of the most notable mountaineering disasters and near-disasters in history. Exhaustively researched by two of the most respected authorities on mountaineering history, the book is structured in a unique way: Longer recitations in chronological order followed by a group of briefer narratives, which all offer an intimate glimpse into the worst case-scenarios high altitude adventure can offer.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Solo Nanga Parbat

Author : Reinhold Messner
ISBN : UVA:X000175492
Genre : Mountaineering
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Messner, the first man to climb Mt. Everest without supplementary oxygen, relates the physical and emotional strain of climbing the 26,000-foot peak of Nanga Parbat alone
Category: Mountaineering

Everest Conquest In The Himalaya

Author : Richard Sale
ISBN : 9781781596753
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A history of those who have scaled Mount Everest—and the advances in mountaineering over a century. At one time, the summits of the world’s highest peaks—Everest included—were beyond reach. Pioneering attempts to overcome the dangers of climbing at extremely high altitudes ended in failure, sometimes with disastrous consequences. Yet today, high-altitude ascents are frequent, almost commonplace. Everest can be conquered by relatively inexperienced mountaineers, and their exploits barely merit media attention—unless they go fatally wrong. This dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. It also offers compelling insight into the science of mountaineering—as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced by individuals who choose to test themselves in some of the harshest conditions on earth.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Naked Mountain

Author : Reinhold Messner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105213988467
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Did Reinhold Messner sacrifice his brother to his ambition? In this new book Messner revisits the most painful period in his life, reviewing his own actions and blaming others for the way things turned out during the doomed expedition at Nanga Parbat.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mountain

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105014739812
Genre : Mountaineering
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Category: Mountaineering

World Climbing

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025368882
Genre : Mountaineering
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The Himalayan Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015072440053
Genre : Himalaya Mountains
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Category: Himalaya Mountains

Voices From The Mountains

Author : Stephen Venables
ISBN : 076210810X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A collection of travel narratives recalls the experiences of top mountaineers on the world's most challenging peaks, in a volume that describes expeditions to Everest, Carstensz Pyramid, Mount Erebus, El Capitan, and other peaks.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Mountaineering Literature

Author : Jill Neate
ISBN : STANFORD:36105001692420
Genre : Mountaineering
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Unjustifiable Risk

Author : Simon Thompson
ISBN : 9781849656993
Genre : Travel
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To the impartial observer Britain does not appear to have any mountains. Yet the British invented the sport of mountain climbing and for two periods in history British climbers led the world in the pursuit of this beautiful and dangerous obsession. Unjustifiable Risk is the story of the social, economic and cultural conditions that gave rise to the sport, and the achievements and motives of the scientists and poets, parsons and anarchists, villains and judges, ascetics and drunks that have shaped its development over the past two hundred years. The history of climbing inevitably reflects the wider changes that have occurred in British society, including class, gender, nationalism and war, but the sport has also contributed to changing social attitudes to nature and beauty, heroism and death. Over the years, increasing wealth, leisure and mobility have gradually transformed climbing from an activity undertaken by an eccentric and privileged minority into a sub-division of the leisure and tourist industry, while competition, improved technology and information, and increasing specialisation have helped to create climbs of unimaginable difficulty at the leading edge of the sport. But while much has changed, even more has remained the same. Today's climbers would be instantly recognisable to their Victorian predecessors, with their desire to escape from the crowded complexity of urban society and willingness to take "unjustifiable" risk in pursuit of beauty, adventure and self-fulfilment. Unjustifiable Risk was shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker prize in 2011.
Category: Travel

All 14 Eight Thousanders

Author : Reinhold Messner
ISBN : UOM:39015018883127
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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What motivated Reinhold Messner in pursuit of his goal of all 14 of the world's highest peaks? The answer is here in this revealing memoir. Share rare moments with one of mountaineering's living legends.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Crystal Horizon

Author : Reinhold Messner
ISBN : UOM:39015018883119
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author describes his solo climb of the world's highest mountain and briefly discusses the history of past expeditions
Category: Biography & Autobiography