Autore: Simone Moro
Editore: Rizzoli
ISBN: 885864705X
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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.”

Aveva Ragione Popper Tutta La Vita Risolvere Problemi Consigli Per Affrontare Meglio Le Difficolt

Autore: Sebastiano Zanolli
Editore: FrancoAngeli
ISBN: 8891715786
Grandezza: 17,46 MB
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The Second Death Of George Mallory

Autore: Reinhold Messner
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429977973
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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.

Ninety Three

Autore: Victor Hugo
Editore: Mondial
ISBN: 1595690921
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Ninety-Three is a historical novel built upon "a sort of enigma," which was at that date (1793) laid before revolutionary France: "Can a good action be a bad action? Does not he who spares the wolf kill the sheep?" This question meets with one answer after another during the course of the book. --- The interest of the novel centres about revolutionary France; just as the plot is an abstract judicial difficulty, the hero is an abstract historical force. And this has been done, not as it would have been before, by the cold and cumbersome machinery of allegory, but with bold, straightforward realism, dealing only with the objective materials of art, and dealing with them so masterfully that the palest abstractions of thought come before us, and move our hopes and fears, as if they were the young men and maidens of customary romance. --- Ninety-Three is full of pregnant and splendid sayings. It is equal to anything that Victor Hugo has ever written. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Into Thin Air

Autore: Jon Krakauer
Editore: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330470027
Grandezza: 65,97 MB
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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.


Autore: Lauren Kate
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 0857530992
Grandezza: 59,36 MB
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In Torment fallen angel Daniel and his mortal love Lucinda think they are safe but evil forces are massing against them. As Luce learns more about her past, and discovers that the lives she's already lived hold the key to her future happiness; she starts to wonder if Daniel has told her the whole truth. What if his version of events isn't the way things happened? What if that means that she's really meant to be with someone else?

The Naked Mountain

Autore: Reinhold Messner
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780898869590
Grandezza: 74,11 MB
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June, 1970. Reinhold Messner is on his first 8000-meter peak. A desperate decent from the summit of Nanga Parbat leaves Messner's younger brother, Gunther, dead - lost on the mountain. The event forever marks Messner, a man driven to push the boundaries of what seems possible. It also sparks a bitter controversy: Had Messner violated the plan and the route dictated by the team leader for his own selfish ends? Did he take unnecessary risks, sacrificing his brother to ambition? Or did the team leader deliberately set the Messner brothers up for failure? In The Naked Mountain Reinhold Messner tells his side of the story in full for the first time.

My Unwritten Books

Autore: George Steiner
Editore: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811217033
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A forefront literary critic meditates on seven books he had intended to write, explaining that his unwritten works proved too intimate, challenging, or painful to commit to publication and revealing how the stories confronted such themes as aberrant sex, exile, and the humbling limitations of talent.

The Call Of Ice

Autore: Simone Moro
Editore: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594859043
Grandezza: 21,92 MB
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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 Crystal Horizon

Autore: Reinhold Messner
Editore: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898865745
Grandezza: 67,22 MB
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The author describes his solo climb of the world's highest mountain and briefly discusses the history of past expeditions