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Solo: Nanga Parbat

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Hardcover, 276 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Oxford Univ Pr (T) (first published 1979)
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Robert Cassady
This is an inspirational story by an exceptional climber, however, the writing and photography is not as good as in many other mountaineering books of its time period. The binding job was not well done and cracked on my edition in fairly short order.

The climb, though... Nanga Parbat - alone from the base to the summit past the deathplace of his brother. The climb is one for the ages...
The account of Messner's solo climb of Nanga Parbat, a remote, tough mountain. Writing from memory of this solo climb, Messner's recounts that the climb is more of struggle of man vs himself rather than man vs the mountain. Fighting his own fear and even more so, his loneliness Messner's overcomes all.
Hirosasazaki Sasazaki
I think I expxcted the brave climber's story. But this book is not like that. This is the change of his heart through the great challange. Weakness is also a part of man.
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Reinhold Messner (born September 17, 1944) is an Italian mountaineer and explorer from South Tyrol, often cited as the greatest mountain climber of all time. He is renowned for making the first solo ascents of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and for being the first climber to ascend all fourteen "eight-thousanders" (peaks over 8,000 metres above sea level). He is the author of at least 6 ...more
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