All 14 Eight Thousanders [Revised Edition]

Reinhold Messner
On 16 October 1986, Reinhold Messner successfully reached the 8,511-metre summit of Lhotse in Nepal, and thereby became the first man to stand on all fourteen of the world's eight-thousand metre summits - an unbelievable achievement and a sensation in mountaineering history. What motivated Messner to be so dedicated in pursuit of his goal, despite unimaginable hardships, to keep confronting danger and death, loneliness and self-doubt? The answers to these questions can be found in this book. Here, you will get a glimpse of what it takes to mount an expedition to one of the eight-thousanders, and learn to understand Reinhold Messner, witness his unique way of tackling problems, and share the day-to-day experiences of a climber who has pushed himself and Alpinism to new dimensions.
All 14 Eight Thousanders [Revised Edition] by Reinhold Messner

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Press Reviews

Reinhold Messner obviously adapts superbly to altitude and is an outstanding mountaineer, but what marks him out from other climbers are his powers of innovation combined with a sense of realism

- Chris Bonnington

This splendid addition to climbing literature is strongly recommended for its superb photographs, its clear diagrams, and for the frankness of the author

- The Geographical Magazine

This gloriously illustrated account of his stunning achievements is now established as a classic in climbing literature, and will be gripping reading for all those interested in real adventure