Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing

4.21 avg rating
( 39 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781594858567: Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for Climbing
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

 



  • · First woman—and only the fourth climber ever—to summit all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters


  • · Though the two climbers are friends, Kaltenbrunner’s path to high places has been very different from Edurne Pasaban’s record-breaking feat


  • · Positive, uplifting account of a remarkable athlete



Effusive, charismatic, tough, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is one of the world’s most successful high-altitude mountaineers and the first woman to climb all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen——and she also eschews high-altitude porters.


Mountains in My Heart covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal life, her training as an oncology nurse, and her ever-present passion for mountains, especially the Himalaya. Her love of being in the mountains shines through in her writing: For Gerlinde the important thing was not the race to be the first woman to climb the 8,000-meter peaks, but rather to experience the mountains and climb them in her self-sufficient style. Self-sufficiency did not, however, mean climbing without her husband, Ralf Dujmovits; in 2009, Lhotse became her twelfth and his fourteenth 8,000-meter peak!


Kaltenbrunner shares the challenges, dangers, and euphoria of her high-altitude climbs, detailing medical emergencies and her own feelings about being high in the mountains. Her writing is honest, captivating, and unrestrained. 

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner was born in 1970 in Kirchdorf, Krems, Austria. She climbed her first 8,000-meter mountain, Broad Peak in Pakistan, at the age of twenty-three. She reached its lower peak (a mere 8,027 meters); it was not until 2007 that she reached the official summit at 8,047 meters. Between expeditions, she conducts a variety of tours, including rock-climbing, ice-walking, and skiing, in the eastern and western Alps. She lives with her husband, extreme mountaineer Ralf Dujmovits, in Germany’s Black Forest.

Review:

And while there is no shortage of good books written by climbers who are passionate about the sport; this book is a treatise on passion itself. Revealed throughout the book is the soul of this exceptional mountaineer, entirely driven by the pure joy of climbing at altitude – nothing more – and this positive obsession plays out through the chapters as pure passion. (Himalayan Journal)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
ISBN 10: 159485856X ISBN 13: 9781594858567
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781594858567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 159485856X ISBN 13: 9781594858567
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 159485856X. Seller Inventory # Z159485856XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 159485856X ISBN 13: 9781594858567
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 159485856X. Seller Inventory # Z159485856XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 159485856X ISBN 13: 9781594858567
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 159485856X. Seller Inventory # Z159485856XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 159485856X ISBN 13: 9781594858567
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 159485856X. Seller Inventory # Z159485856XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 159485856X ISBN 13: 9781594858567
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 159485856X. Seller Inventory # Z159485856XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 159485856X ISBN 13: 9781594858567
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 159485856X. Seller Inventory # Z159485856XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Kaltenbrunner, Gerlinde
Published by Mountaineers Books
ISBN 10: 159485856X ISBN 13: 9781594858567
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 159485856X. Seller Inventory # Z159485856XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Published by Mountaineers Books, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 159485856X ISBN 13: 9781594858567
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. - First woman--and only the fourth climber ever--to summit all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters - Though the two climbers are friends, Kaltenbrunner s path to high places has been very different from Edurne Pasaban s record-breaking feat - Positive, uplifting account of a remarkable athlete Effusive, charismatic, tough, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is one of the world s most successful high-altitude mountaineers and the first woman to climb all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen----and she also eschews high-altitude porters. Mountains in My Heart covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal life, her training as an oncology nurse, and her ever-present passion for mountains, especially the Himalaya. Her love of being in the mountains shines through in her writing: For Gerlinde the important thing was not the race to be the first woman to climb the 8,000-meter peaks, but rather to experience the mountains and climb them in her self-sufficient style. Self-sufficiency did not, however, mean climbing without her husband, Ralf Dujmovits; in 2009, Lhotse became her twelfth and his fourteenth 8,000-meter peak! Kaltenbrunner shares the challenges, dangers, and euphoria of her high-altitude climbs, detailing medical emergencies and her own feelings about being high in the mountains. Her writing is honest, captivating, and unrestrained. Seller Inventory # AAC9781594858567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner
Published by Mountaineers Books, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 159485856X ISBN 13: 9781594858567
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mountaineers Books, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. - First woman--and only the fourth climber ever--to summit all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters - Though the two climbers are friends, Kaltenbrunner s path to high places has been very different from Edurne Pasaban s record-breaking feat - Positive, uplifting account of a remarkable athlete Effusive, charismatic, tough, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is one of the world s most successful high-altitude mountaineers and the first woman to climb all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen----and she also eschews high-altitude porters. Mountains in My Heart covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal life, her training as an oncology nurse, and her ever-present passion for mountains, especially the Himalaya. Her love of being in the mountains shines through in her writing: For Gerlinde the important thing was not the race to be the first woman to climb the 8,000-meter peaks, but rather to experience the mountains and climb them in her self-sufficient style. Self-sufficiency did not, however, mean climbing without her husband, Ralf Dujmovits; in 2009, Lhotse became her twelfth and his fourteenth 8,000-meter peak! Kaltenbrunner shares the challenges, dangers, and euphoria of her high-altitude climbs, detailing medical emergencies and her own feelings about being high in the mountains. Her writing is honest, captivating, and unrestrained. Seller Inventory # AAC9781594858567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book