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DIE ROTE RAKETE AM NANGA PARBAT [RED ROCKET ON NANGA PARBAT]. SIGNED by Reinhold Messner 1971 1st edition
By Messner, Reinhold
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Munchen, 1971, 1st edition. 223 pp, color & b/w photos. This is Messner's first and scarcest book, and the book has a long story. In this, his first Himalayan climb, Messner and his brother Gunther climbed Nanga Parbat and descended another route, with Gunther dying on the descent. This book sparked controversy from the beginning, as Messner accused the expedition leader, Karl Herrligkoffer, of incompetence, and Herrligkoffer sued Messner and won, causing this book to be withdrawn from the bookshops and most copies destroyed!

 
This is only the third copy we have ever had. The controversy has surfaced again as new accusations are swirling around, as Messner has recently written a new Nanga Parbat book and his old team mates have written their own books with different versions of the events of 1970. This copy is Fine in a DJ, and is SIGNED by Reinhold Messner and dated 25.10.2003 on the title page. 
 
By 2009 Messner has written five books on Nanga Parbat, and this is the only one that will always be scarce.

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