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To The Top Of The World

By Reinhold Messner

ISBN: 9781861262974
PUBLISHED: October 1999
PAGES: 256
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 225 x 153 mm
INSIDE: 75 colour & 54 b/w photographs 6 colour paintings

Reinhold Messner has rightly been acclaimed as the worlds greatest mountaineer, a description amply justified by his achievement in becoming the first to ascend all fourteen of the worlds 8,000-metre peaks, often by new routes. He is renowned for his quest for ever-fresh challenges in which he seeks to test his abilities and strengths to their limits.

This book is drawn from a selection of Messners most powerful writings and forms a unique compendium of his major expeditions to the worlds foremost mountains, including Gasherbrum, Nanga Parbat, K2 and his epic ascent of Everest in 1978 without the aid of oxygen.

Fully illustrated with photographs and colour paintings by French artist Jean-Georges Inca, which were inspired by Messners feats.

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