Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit

Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit

by Reinhold Messner


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“Messner is not only the greatest high-altitude mountaineer the world has ever known; he is probably the best it will ever know.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594858529
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Series: Legends & Lore
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 761,063
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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.

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.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Note 7

Chapter I Defying Gravity 1949-1969 9

Chapter II High-Altitude Mountaineering 1969-1986 49

Chapter III Into the Endless Wilderness 1986-2004 113

Chapter IV Looking for Answers 1995-2009 141

Chapter V Shaping the Homeland 1991-2004 165

Chapter VI The Legacy 1998-2008 183

Chapter VII Tying Up Life's Loose Ends 2009-2014 213

Milestones 241

Translator's Note 249

Sponsors' Note 251

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