The Naked Mountain by Reinhold Messner

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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. Over 30 years later, a bitter quarrel broke out between Messner and the other participants in the Himalayan expedition. Is Messner to blame for his brother's death? Or was it the team that let the two of them down? In this book, Messner gives his side of the story in full for the first time. This 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 aims to provide a key.

About Reinhold Messner

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Since 1969, Reinhold Messner has gone on more than one hundred expeditions to the mountains and deserts of the earth. Recognized as one of the greatest mountaineers of all time, Messner does without expansion bolts, oxygen masks, or satellite phones. He has achieved a great many first ascents, conquered all fourteen of the worlds 8,000-meter peaks, succeeded in traversing Greenland, and provided an answer to the mystery of the Yeti. He is the author of Everest, The Crystal Horizon, Free Spirit, Antarctica, To the Top of the World, and All 14 Eight-Thousanders, among other titles. He lives with his family in the South Tyrol in Italy.
Published October 2, 2003 by The Crowood Press Ltd. 320 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Sports & Outdoors, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction