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TOMAZ HUMAR: A BIOGRAPHY Bernadette McDonald 2008 1st UK Hardcover edition
By McDonald, Bernadette
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London, 2008, 1st UK edition. 258 pp, photos. In August, 2005 Tomaz Humar was trapped on a narrow ledge at 5900 metres on the formidable Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat. He had been attempting a new route, directly up the middle of the highest mountain face in the world - solo. After six days he was out of food, almost out of fuel and frequently buried by avalanches.
 
Three helicopters were poised for a brief break in the weather to pluck him off the mountain. Because of the audacity of the climb, the notoriety of the climber, the high risk associated with the rescue, and the hourly reports posted on his base-camp website, the world was watching. Would this be the most spectacular rescue in climbing history? Or a tragic - and very public - death in the mountains?
 
Years before, as communism was collapsing and the Balkans slid into chaos, Humar was unceremoniously conscripted into a dirty war that he despised, where he observed brutal and inhumane atrocities that disgusted him. Finally he did the unthinkable; he deserted. What ensued was a journey of desperation across the ravages of the war-torn Balkans. Miraculously avoiding sniper's bullets and starvation, he finally arrived home in what had become a new country - Slovenia. And he became a climber.
 
Within very few years, he was among the best in the world. Reinhold Messner, among others, called him the most remarkable mountain climber of his generation. His routes were seldom repeated; most considered them to be suicidal; yet he often climbed them solo. Tomaz Humar has cooperated with Bernadette MacDonald, the distinguished former director of the Banff Festival and author of several books on mountaineering, to tell his utterly remarkable story. Hardcover, Used copies, DJ, Very Good to Fine condition.
 

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