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ALL 14 EIGHT-THOUSANDERS 1988 1st US edition Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Reinhold Messner, Kurt Diemberger and Krzysztof Wielicki
By Messner, Reinhold
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SIGNED by Reinhold Messner, Kurt Diemberger and Krzysztof Wielicki

Seattle, 1988, 1st edition. 248 pp, 113 color photos, maps. Large format hardcover, New condition with dust jacket.

Large book; extra postage will be requested for Domestic as well as International Mail.

Messner's ascents of the 14 8,000-meter peaks, without oxygen and many solo, is the greatest mountaineering feat of all time. In addition to the stories, this book is a reference for the history and routes of the 8000 meter peaks.

Reinhold Messner is recognized as one of the greatest mountaineers of all time. When he reached the 8511-meter summit of Lhotse in Nepal, he became the first man to stand on all 14 of the world's 8000-meter peaks-an unbelievable achievement and a sensation in mountaineering history.
 
What motivated Messner to be so dedicated in pursuit of his goal, despite unbelievable hardships, to keep confronting danger and death, loneliness and self-doubt? What thoughts and feeling occupied him when faced with his inner self and the highest mountains of the world? The answers to these questions can be found in this revealing memoir.

Through engaging text and full-color and black-and-white photos, readers will get a glimpse of the preparation, organization, and running of an expedition, and share rare moments on the summits of the world's highest peaks.
 
Kurt Diemberger, an Austrian climber, is best known for making the first ascents of two 8000 meter peaks, Dhaulagiri and Broad Peak.  He also climbed Everest, K2, Makalu and Gasherbrum II.
 
Robert Schauer, also Austrian, has climbed Everest twice, Gasherbrum I, Nanga Parbat, Makalu, Broad Peak, the west face of Gasherbrum IV, and the Eiger North Face in winter. He was the assistant director of the Everest Imax film in 1996, during the Into Thin Air events.


Reinhold Messner is:

THE FIRST PERSON TO ASCEND ALL THE 8,000 METER PEAKS

There are 14 peaks in the world that surpass the 8,000 meter mark, all located in the Himalayan or Karakoram mountain ranges in Asia, and many climbers are in the process of trying to climb them all. As of May 2021, 43 climbers have achieved this feat. Six more climbers may have climbed them all, but at least one peak is in dispute. Usually it is a matter of reaching the highest point which is not always obvious.

The first person to conquer the 14 peaks is Italian Reinhold Messner who climbed his first 8,000 meter peak in 1970 and finished his last in 1986.

Here is a list of the fourteen 8,000 meter peaks and the year Reinhold Messner climbed them:

PEAKMETERSFEETYEAR
Everest
K2
Kangchenjunga
Lhotse
Makalu
Cho Oyu
Dhaulagiri
Manaslu
Nanga Parbat
Annapurna
Gasherbrum I
Broad Peak
Gasherbrum II
Shisha Pangma
8,850
8,611
8,586
8,516
8,463
8,201
8,167
8,163
8,125
8,091
8,068
8,047
8,035
8,013
29,035
28,250
28,169
27,940
27,766
26,906
26,795
26,781
26,660
26,545
26,470
26,400
26,360
26,289
1978
1979
1982
1986
1986
1982
1977
1972
1970
1985
1975
1982
1982
1981

Reinhold Messner
 

 KRZYSZTOF WIELICKI
 
 
 
Kurt Diemberger
 
 
REINHOLD MESSNER'S SELECTED CLIMBS AND EXPEDITIONS

1950 - 64 - Over 500 climbs in the eastern Alps, mainly in the Dolomites

1965 - Ortler North Face (Direttissima, 1st ascent)
1966 - Yerupaja
1966 - Yerupaja Chico (first ascent)
1966 - Walker Spur, Grandes Jorasses
1966 - Rocchetta Alta di Bosconero North Face
1967 - Civetta Northwest Face ('Weg der Freunde', first ascent)
1967 - Agnr North Edge (first winter ascent)
1967 - Furchetta North Face (first winter ascent)
1967 - Agnr Northeast Face (first ascent)
1968 - Agnr North Face (first winter ascent)
1968 - Eiger North Pillar (first ascent)
1968 - Marmolata South Face (first ascent)
1969 - Droites North Face (solo)
1969 - Marmolata di Rocca South Face (solo)
1969 - Civetta ('Philipp Flamm', solo)
1970 - Nanga Parbat (8125m, Rupal face, first ascent)
1971 - Expeditions to Nepal, Pakistan, Persia, East Africa, New Guinea
1972 - Manaslu (8156m, South Face)
1972 - Noshaq (7492m, in Hindu Kush)
1973 - Pelmo Northwest Face (first ascent)
1973 - Marmolata West Pillar (first ascent)
1973 - Furchetta West Face (first ascent)
1974 - Eiger north face (in 10 hours)
1974 - Aconcagua (6959m, South face, first ascent)
1975 - Gasherbrum I Northwest Face (first alpine style ascent above 8000m)
1976 - McKinley (6193m)
1976 - 'Wall of the Midnight Sun' (first ascent)
1977 - Dhaulagiri (8167m, failed)
1978 - Mount Everest (8850m, first ascent without supplemental oxygen)
1978 - Nanga Parbat (8125m, Damir face, first solo ascent of an 8000m peak)
1978 - Kilimanjaro (5963m, Breach Wall, first ascent)
1979 - K2 (8611m, first ascent in alpine style)
1979 - Ama Dablam (rescue operation)
1980 - Mount Everest north side (8850m, first and only true solo ascent)
1981 - Shisha Pangma (8012m)
1981 - Chamlang North Face of the central summit (7317m, first ascent)
1982 - Kangchenjunga north face (8598m, first ascent)
1982 - Gasherbrum II (8035m)
1982 - Broad Peak (8048m)
1982 - Cho Oyo (8222m, attempt in winter)
1983 - Cho Oyo (8222m, alpine style)
1984 - Gasherbrum I and II (first traverse between 8000m mountains)
1985 - Annapurna Northwest Face (8091m, first ascent)
1985 - Dhaulagiri Northeast Edge (8167m, alpine style)
1986 - Makalu (8485m, failen in winter, returned in summer)
1986 - Lhotse (8511m)
1986 - Mount Vinson (4897m, Antarctica)
1987 - Journey to Bhutan and the Pamirs
1988 - Yeti-Tibet-expedition
1989 - Lhotse (8511m, South face attempt)
1990 - Traversed Antarctica (via the South Pole on foot - 2800km)
1991 - Traversed Bhutan (east to west)
1991 - Hike in South Tyrol (800km)
1992 - Chimborazo
1992 - Crossed the Takla Makan desert (south to north)
1993 - Journey to the Dolpo, Mustang and Manang areas in Nepal
1993 - Traverse of Greenland (from southeast to northwest on foot - 2200km)
1994 - Himalayan environmental trek to Gangotri in India
1994 - Shivling (6543m)
1994 - Ruwenzori (5119m, Uganda)
1995 - Attempt to traverse the Arctic (Siberia to Canada)
1995 - Belucha (4506m, Altai, Siberia)
1996 - Journey through East Tibet (Chengdu to Lhasa and to the Kailash)
1997 - Journey to Kham (eastern Tibet)
1997 - Karakorum-expedition
1997 - Documentary on the Ol Doinyo Lengai in Africa
1998 - Journey to the Altai Mountains (Mongolia)
1998 - Journey to Puna de Atacama (Andes)
1999 - Documentary on San Francisco Peaks, USA
2000 - South Georgia (traverse following in Shackletons footsteps)
2000 - Nanga Partbat (8125m, attempt to climb a new route)
 
KRZYSZTOF WIELICKI

Krzysztof Wielicki was born in 1950 in Poland and is regarded as one of the greatest Polish climbers in history. In 1996, he became fifth person to complete the task of climbing all fourteen of the world's eight-thousand meter peaks.  Three of these ascents, Mount Everest, Kangchenjunga and Lhotse were made in winter. He is "a member of the Explorers Club and was awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polinia Restituta in 2003, for his outstanding achievements in alpinism and for popularizing the sport of climbing. In 2018 he received jointly with Reinhold Messner the Princess of Asturias Award in the category of Sports." Wikipedia.

KURT DIEMBERGER
Kurt Diemberger born in 1932 in Austria is a legendary mountaineer. Kurt Diemberger is a living legend to accomplish first ascents on two mountains over 8,000 meters, Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri. Along with another celebrated mountaineer, Hermann Buhl, Diemberger successfully climbed Broad peak in 1957 and of Dhaulagiri in 1960. He also climbed Makalu (8481 m) in spring and after that he prepared himself for climbing Everest (8848 m) in autumn. He ascended Mount Everest and then he also climbed Gasherbrum II (8035 m). In 1986 he climbed K2, the 2nd highest peak in the world.


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