Everest

Autore: Simone Moro
Editore: Rizzoli
ISBN: 885864705X
Grandezza: 48,74 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 9295
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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.”

The Call Of Ice

Autore: Simone Moro
Editore: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594859043
Grandezza: 45,51 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 3426
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* Adventure memoir from a renowned winter climber at the top of his game * Moro reflects on some of his most significant climbs * A bestseller in Italy, this is the first English-language edition of Moro’s story Simone Moro is a celebrated Italian alpinist who specializes in winter climbing: He holds the record for first winter ascents of 8000-meter peaks——Shisha Pangma, Makalu, and Gasherbrum II. A passionate climber, he is also an accomplished helicopter pilot and founder of a helicopter rescue program in Nepal. The Call of the Ice was written during Moro’s dramatic winter attempt on Nanga Parbat in 2012——his twelfth attempt on that mountain——during weather delays and other breaks in the climb. Moro reflects on past climbs and partners, including the death of his longtime friend and climbing partner, Anatoli Boukreev, on Annapurna, his mourning when Boukreev died, and his subsequent recovery; Denis Urubko and the nature of climbing partnerships; two attempts on Shisha Pangma; Broad Peak; Makalu; and Gasherbrum II, which he, Urubko, and Cory Richards completed in February 2011 despite near-tragic moments when they miraculously escaped after being swept away by an avalanche. Many of Moro’s climbs do not result in a summit and he explains why his interest lies in the attempt itself. In addition to these reflections, we relive in real-time his attempt on Nanga Parbat, which he and Urubko had to abandon after 51 days and 6600 meters! “I will go in winter. Again. Yes in winter. Just because it’s my dream. Just because exploration never ends.” – Simone Moro

The Second Death Of George Mallory

Autore: Reinhold Messner
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429977973
Grandezza: 61,40 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8750
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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.

The Call Of The Ice

Autore: Simone Moro
Editore:
ISBN: 9781594859038
Grandezza: 18,63 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6085
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Simone Moro is a celebrated Italian alpinist who specializes in winter climbing: He holds the record for first winter ascents of 8000-meter peaks - Shisha Pangma, Makalu, and Gasherbrum II. A passionate climber, he is also an accomplished helicopter pilot and founder of a helicopter rescue program in Nepal. The Call of the Ice was written during Moro's dramatic winter attempt on Nanga Parbat in 2012 - his twelfth attempt on that mountain - during weather delays and other breaks in the climb. Moro reflects on past climbs and partners, including the death of his longtime friend and climbing partner, Anatoli Boukreev, on Annapurna, his mourning when Boukreev died, and his subsequent recovery; Denis Urubko and the nature of climbing partnerships; two attempts on Shisha Pangma; Broad Peak; Makalu; and Gasherbrum II, which he, Urubko, and Cory Richards completed in February 2011 despite near-tragic moments when they miraculously escaped after being swept away by an avalanche. Many of Moro's climbs do not result in a summit and he explains why his interest lies in the attempt itself. In addition to these reflections, we relive in real-time his attempt on Nanga Parbat, which he and Urubko had to abandon after 51 days and 6600 meters!

Into Thin Air

Autore: Jon Krakauer
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330470027
Grandezza: 43,12 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 2556
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One of the inspirations for the major motion picture Everest, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Keira Knightley. This is the true story of a 24-hour period on Everest, when members of three separate expeditions were caught in a storm and faced a battle against hurricane-force winds, exposure, and the effects of altitude, which ended the worst single-season death toll in the peak's history. In March 1996, Outside magazine sent veteran journalist and seasoned climber Jon Krakauer on an expedition led by celebrated Everest guide Rob Hall. Despite the expertise of Hall and the other leaders, by the end of summit day eight people were dead. Krakauer's book is at once the story of the ill-fated adventure and an analysis of the factors leading up to its tragic end. Written within months of the events it chronicles, Into Thin Air clearly evokes the majestic Everest landscape. As the journey up the mountain progresses, Krakauer puts it in context by recalling the triumphs and perils of other Everest trips throughout history. The author's own anguish over what happened on the mountain is palpable as he leads readers to ponder timeless questions.

Free Spirit Revised Edition

Autore: Reinhold Messner
Editore: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594858551
Grandezza: 67,47 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3699
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* A mountaineering classic re-released in the Legends and Lore series * Two new chapters In Free Spirit Reinhold Messner describes the forces and events that have shaped him as a climber as famous for his discipline as for his innovative spirit. Messner evolved his philosophy of the single free-climbing line with its uncompromising purity of style in the Dolomites and, as equipment and technique developed, he was in the forefront of the transference of fast lightweight alpine methods to the great ranges. Here, he takes us from the days of his first climb (at the age of five) with his father to his brother’s tragic death on Nanga Parbat in 1970 to his later move away from the overcrowded Alps and 8000-meter peaks. He sought fulfillment, instead, in new challenges in lesser known parts of the world, such as crossing the expanse of Antarctica. Free Spirit is an exciting account of the career of a mountain pioneer.

Applied Microsoft Net Framework Programming In Microsoft Visual Basic Net

Autore: Jeffrey Richter
Editore:
ISBN: 9780735617872
Grandezza: 49,61 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8951
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The Microsoft .NET Framework provides powerful technologies such as ASP.NET Web Forms, XML Web services, and Windows Forms to simplify developing applications and components that work seamlessly on the Internet. This book shows how to make the most of the .NET Framework's common language runtime (CLR). Written by two highly respected developer/writers and intended for anyone who understands OOP concepts such as data abstraction, inheritance, and polymorphism, this book clearly explains the extensible type system of the CLR, examines how the CLR manages the behavior of types, and explores how an application manipulates types. While focusing on Visual Basic .NET, its in-depth explanations and concepts apply equally to all programming languages that target the .NET Framework. Topics covered include: The .NET Framework architecture Building, packaging, deploying, and administering applications and their types Building and deploying shared assemblies Type fundamentals Primitive, reference, and value types Operations common to all objects Type members and accessibility Constants, fields, methods, properties, and events Working with text Enumerated types and bit flags Array types Interfaces Custom attributes Delegates Error handling with exceptions Automatic memory management AppDomains and reflection

The Elegance Of The Hedgehog

Autore: Muriel Barbery
Editore: Gallic Books
ISBN: 1908313587
Grandezza: 29,54 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 1511
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Renée is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, home to members of the great and the good. Over the years she has maintained her carefully constructed persona as someone reliable but totally uncultivated, in keeping, she feels, with society's expectations of what a concierge should be. But beneath this façade lies the real Renée: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives. Down in her lodge, apart from weekly visits by her one friend Manuela, Renée lives resigned to her lonely lot with only her cat for company. Meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her, and decides to end her life on her thirteenth birthday. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbours will dramatically alter their lives forever.

In Vetta Senza Scorciatoie

Autore: Ed Viesturs
Editore:
ISBN: 9788879728393
Grandezza: 54,67 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 4255
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Moving Mountains

Autore: Reinhold Messner
Editore: Executive Excellence Publishing
ISBN:
Grandezza: 73,59 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8031
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This book introduces us to Reinhold Messner, the first person to reach the summit of Everest solo and without supplemental oxygen.