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Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate

Reinhold Messner

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ISBN 10: 0718212185 / ISBN 13: 9780718212186
Published by Kaye & Ward, 1979
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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254pp, decorated endpapers, 32pp colour plates, b/w illustrations & maps. Messeners account of his & Peter Habelers groundbreaking ascent of Everest without using supplementary Oxygen. the first time the mountain hed been climbed in a fair way. Messner went back 2 years later & climbed the mountain again, solo. Book VG - near fine apart from some minor damage at top of rear endpaper. D/w is priceclipped faded at the spine and has minimal edgewear. See scans. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007320

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Title: Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate

Publisher: Kaye & Ward

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: As Issued

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

Edition: 1st Edition.

Book Type: Signature of Author

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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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