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SOLO NANGA PARBAT 1980 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine 4 Copies Available SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By Messner, Reinhold
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London, 1980, 1st edition. 268 pp, b/w and color photos. Hardcover with dust jacket. Near Fine condition.

SIGNED by Reinhold Messner


This describes Messner's first Himalayan expedition in 1978. It describes three expeditions to Nanga Parbat in the 1970s, including his solo of the peak, and the death of Reinhold's brother Gunther.

Nanga Parbat, also known as 'the killer mountain' is one of the worlds most dangerous mountains to climb. Before Hermann Buhl's first ascent in 1953, 31 people had lost their lives attempting this avalanche dangerous colossus. Each year the mountain takes it's toll. When reading the statistics on the 8,000 meter mountains, only Annapurna has a higher death ratio. More than any other mountain, Nanga Parbat formed Reinhold Messner into the outstanding mountaineer he is.

1970 - THE RUPAL FACE

In 1970 the two brothers Reinhold and Gnter Messner participated in their first Himalayan expedition. They successfully climbed the mixed route of the Rupal Flank to the summit of Nanga Parbat. The route where hard and the climb to the summit was a great feat itself. Due to extreme weather, the late hour and that Gnther was extremely exhausted, they made the decision to descend through unknown terrain by the less steep West Face.

After three days of descending, both brothers were near total physical collapse. Especially Gnther, who found it very hard to keep up in Reinhold's pace. Near the foot at the mountain Reinhold was in front to scout a way through the crevasses. When he returned back up to meet Gnter he had perished! Only a large avalanche cone showed the place where Gnther should be! Reinhold searched desperately for his brother for a whole day. He just couldn't believe that his brother, together with whom he has shared so many climbing adventures in the Alps together with was dead!

This was the first time that Reinhold got to know the thin line between total mental, physical collapse and madness. With his last powers he stumbled into base-camp. Badly frostbitten, Reinhold had to amputate sex of his toes and several fingertips. This was the third ever ascent of Nanga Parbat. - And a personal catastrophe for Reinhold Messner that took many, many years to get over.

Until todays date (year 2002), the Rupal Face is still waiting for a second ascent...

1971 - LOOKING FOR GNTHER

The following year, Reinhold returned to Nanga Parbat to search for his missing brother. Not a trace was found...

1973 - A SOLO ATTEMPT

Again, in 1973, Reinhold returned to Nanga Partbat. The mountain was by now always present in his mind and dreams. He was totally obsessed with the idea to climb it solo - and tried - and failed.

1977 - A SOLO ATTEMPT

In 1977, during a personal crisis, Reinhold once again returned to 'his' mountain, and once again he planned to climb it solo. This time he never dared to make a 100% committed try, because he was scared that - 'somewhere up there, I would freak out and be unable to cope'.

1978 - THE DAMIR FACE

Finally, with with a strong inner force and self-confidence in his mind, Reinhold successfully solo climbed a new route on the Damir Face.

The climb was done in pure Alpine style. No climbing equipment except for his ice axe and crampons where brought on the trip. This was the first time ever an 8,000 meter mountain was climbed solo. On the way up, an earthquake triggered a massive avalanche that blocked the possibility for any retreat down through the chosen route. Reinhold immediately putted the avalanche behind him in his mind; this time he was ready and he had never a single thought about retreat.

On the third day Reinhold reached the top! The descent was a masterpiece itself, done through unknown terrain. A new route up, a new route down - solo on Nanga Parbat!


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