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NANGA PARBAT: WAHRHEIT UND WAHN DES ALPINISMUS [NANGA PARBAT: TRUTH AND DELUSION OF ALPINISM] Ralf-Peter Martin 2002 1st ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
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Berlin, 2002, 1st edition. 440 pp, b/w photos. In German. New hardcover with dust jacket.

SIGNED by Reinhold Messner.

In a skillful mixture of mountain reportage and background description and based on contemporary reports, letters and diaries, Ralf-Peter Märtin brings a thrilling chapter of the adventure mountain to life and tells the story of alpinism, including deadly dramas of ambition and vanity - and of superhuman strength and achievement at the same time.

From the first attempt of the Englishman Mummery with tweed jacket and hemp rope to the "alpine Stalingrad" of the Third Reich, from the triumph of first-time climber Hermann Buhl in 1953 to the tragedy of the Messner brothers and beyond. 

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