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ALL 14 EIGHT-THOUSANDERS Messner 1999 3rd ed Hardcover DJ Fine [Not Signed] Multiple Copies Available
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Seattle, 1999, 3rd edition. 248 pp, 113 color photos, maps. Large format hardcover with dust jacket. Fine.

Messner's ascents of the 14 8,000-meter peaks, all 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 8000 meter peaks. mountaineering feat of all time. This is now out of print.

In addition to the stories, this book is a reference for 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. This updated edition also includes Messner's comments on Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. 

These are the 14 8000 meter peaks: Mount Everest, K2, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Annapurna, Gasherbrum I, Broad Peak, Shishapangma, Gasherbrum II.

WORLD'S 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.

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:

PEAK METERS FEET YEAR
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



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