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Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit, the newest book by the famed mountaineer, is a conversation between Messner and interviewer Thomas Hüetlin, an award-winning German journalist. It reveals a more thoughtful and conversational Messner than one finds in his previous books, with the 'talk' between Messner and Hüetlin covering not only the highlights of Messner's climbing career, but also his treks across Tibet, the Gobi, and Antarctica; his five-year-stint as a member of the European Parliament; his encounter with and study of the yeti; his thoughts on traditional male/female roles; and much more. Readers learn about Messner's childhood, his thoughts about eating ice cream with girls (against), politics (mostly liberal), and his technique for killing chickens (sharp scissors).
Messner is known as one of history's greatest Himalayan mountaineers, a man who pushed back the frontiers of the possible for a whole generation of climbers. While the interest in My Life at the Limit is that it exposes much more of the man than his climbing career, that career is still utterly remarkable--and Mountaineers Books is proud to present this book, which is core to our mission, to audiences across North America.
About the Author:
Reinhold Messner, born in 1944 in Villnöss, South Tyrol, is the most famous mountaineer and adventurer of our time. He has accomplished roughly one hundred first ascents, climbed all fourteen eight-thousanders, and crossed Antarctica, Greenland, Tibet, and two deserts on foot. After serving a term as a member of the European Parliament, he now devotes much of his time and energy to his Messner Mountain Museum (MMM) project and to his Messner Mountain Foundation (MMF), which aims to support mountain people worldwide.
Interviewer Thomas Hüetlin is an award-winning correspondent for the German magazine Der Spiegel and divides his time between Berlin and London. Translator Tim Carruthers has climbed extensively in Europe, the United States, and South America and has translated works by Hermann Buhl, Heinrich Harrer, Anderl Heckmair, and Reinhold Messner.
Title: Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit
Book Condition: New
Book Description Mountaineers Books, Seattle, WA, 2014. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First American Edition, First Printing. This is a fine hardcover first American edition in a fine, mylar protected DJ, red spine. Flat signed by Reinhold Messner. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 080107