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NANGA PARBAT DAS DRAMA 1970 UND DIE KONTROVERSE: WIE DIE MESSNER TRAGODIE ZUM GROSSTEN STREITFALL IN DER ALPINGESCHICHTE WURDE [Nanga Parbat 1970 Controversy: How the Messner Tragedy Became the Largest Dispute in Alpine History] New Hardcover DJ
By Hemmleb, Jochen
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Austria, 2010, 1st edition. 232 pp, many color and b/w photos. In German. New hardcover with dust jacket.

Almost unknown in America, the story of Reinhold Messner's ascent of Nanga Parbat with his brother Guenther became an incredible media event in Europe, as Guenther died on the descent, and the several participants had conflicting accounts of how it happened, and what Reinhold's actions were. Several books have been written about the tragedy. Reinhold has written five books on Nanga Parbat himself.
 
Jochen Hemmleb, the German climber best known for organizing the 1999 Everest expedition that found George Mallory's body, has gathered all the information available, interviewed all the participants, and has written a definitive account of the 1970 climb, and the events that followed. This book in German, there is no English translation, and there probably will not be as this controversey is a European one, with not as much commercial interest in the UK and USA.

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