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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

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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Category: Mountaineering

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

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

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

Summit

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ISBN : UCSC:32106012291248
Genre : Mountaineering
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Category: Mountaineering

Mountain

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105014739838
Genre : Mountaineering
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Voices From The Summit

Author : Bernadette McDonald
ISBN : STANFORD:36105028652357
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This book is a collection of articles about climbing that was published to celebrate 25 years of the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Geo

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105013029868
Genre : Geography
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The International Dictionary Of Sports And Games

Author : John Anthony Cuddon
ISBN : UOM:39015078239343
Genre : Games
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Provides descriptions, synopsis of rules, historical evolution, notable players, events and records pertaining to each sport or game.
Category: Games

National Geographic

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ISBN : IND:30000115675617
Genre : Geography
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Category: Geography

Bibliography On Himalayan Geology

Author : India (Republic). Geological Survey. Central Library
ISBN : UIUC:30112059597010
Genre : Geology
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Category: Geology