Autore: Simone Moro
Editore: Rizzoli
ISBN: 885864705X
Grandezza: 10,46 MB
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“Sono ancora in Nepal per scalare la Montagna delle Montagne. Sull’Everest ho vinto e ho perso, gioito e sofferto, ho incontrato persone eccezionali e gente malvagia. Ho capito anche chi ero e quello che volevo e ciò che invece non contava nulla.”

Everest In Vetta A Un Sogno

Autore: Simone Moro
ISBN: 9788817062961
Grandezza: 31,34 MB
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The Second Death Of George Mallory

Autore: Reinhold Messner
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429977973
Grandezza: 30,25 MB
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As a boy, climbing legend Reinhold Messner was inspired by another legend: George Mallory's tragic final ascent of Mount Everest in 1924. To Messner, and to thousands of others, Mallory's attempt--whether or not it succeeded--remains the greatest exploit in the annals of mountain climbing. Though Mallory's body was finally found, we have lost, Messner believes, the spirit that guided him; summiting Everest has become merely a corporate challenge and a matter of technology, not a rendezvous with destiny. Using the British climber's journals and letters, Messner thrillingly re-creates Mallory's three assaults on Everest, including his final ascent. Here is both an investigation into the death of George Mallory and a deeply felt homage--to a mountain, to the spirit of an age, and to the man who inspired those who followed in his footsteps.

Into Thin Air

Autore: Jon Krakauer
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 0679462716
Grandezza: 62,41 MB
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When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. From the Paperback edition.

My Quest For The Yeti

Autore: Reinhold Messner
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312270780
Grandezza: 62,34 MB
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One of the world's great mountain climbers returns to the Himalayan Mountains, where he explores the mystery of Yeti, or "abominable snowman". Original.


Autore: Don DeLillo
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101659858
Grandezza: 69,53 MB
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The first novel by Don DeLillo, author of White Noise (winner of the National Book Award) and Zero K At twenty-eight, David Bell is the American Dream come true. He has fought his way to the top, surviving office purges and scandals tobecome a top television executive. David's world is made up of the images that flicker across America's screens, the fantasies that enthrall America's imagination. And the the dream--and the dream-making--become a nightmare. At the height of his success, David sets out to rediscover reality. Camera in hand, he journeys across the country in a mad and moving attempt to capture, to impose a pattern on his own, and America's past, present, and future. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Naked Mountain Nanga Parbat Brother Death Solitude

Autore: Reinhold Messner
Editore: Crowood
ISBN: 1785002139
Grandezza: 54,12 MB
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The ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1970 marked the beginning of Reinhold Messner's remarkable career in Himalayan climbing. But this expedition has always been shrouded in controversy and mystery; his brother Gunther, who accompanied him, met his death on the mountain. In The Naked Mountain Messner gives his side of the story in full for the first time. This most personal account is a story of death and survival and for those who want to understand what is the force that drives Messner on, this book is the key. 'Nothing if not passionate, Messner writes of the Himalyan experience with a nearly mystical fervour. His description of catastrophe at high altitude is page-turning' Rock & Ice. 'A gripping piece of writing ...the translation reads like a good thriller, drawing the reader back through historical epics; treading the footsteps of climbers right on the edge of things' Scottish Mountaineer.

In Vetta Senza Scorciatoie

Autore: Ed Viesturs
ISBN: 9788879728393
Grandezza: 19,94 MB
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Senza Una Meta

Autore: Vittorino Andreoli
Editore: Bureau Biblioteca Univ. Rizzoli
ISBN: 9788817018845
Grandezza: 20,62 MB
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The Mountains Of My Life

Autore: Walter Bonatti
Editore: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 037575640X
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The legendary mountaineer describes his adventures in such ranges as the Alps and Himalayas, and provides details of what really happened during a controversial 1954 Italian expedition that made the first ascent of K2.