Flash Di Alpinismo

Author: Massimo Bursi
Editor: Massimo Bursi
ISBN: 8893157020
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Una coinvolgente ed anti-conformista storia dell'alpinismo fatta di citazioni, impressioni e fotografie. Ho privilegiato il fenomeno della rivoluzione del Nuovo Mattino e la magica scoperta dell’arrampicata degli anni 80 attingendo al mitico mondo degli scalatori americani e anglosassoni. Il libro si rivolge all’ampia fascia di lettori – alpinisti di ogni età: non ci sono particolari target interessati. Perché questo libro? Perché sul mercato non c’è nulla di tutto questo. Perché è un approccio originale per valorizzare le migliori idee di tante persone che hanno riflettuto sul fenomeno arrampicata e perché mi piace l’idea di legare citazioni a fotografie, centrate sull’uomo alpinista.

Everest

Author: Reinhold Messner
Editor: Vertebrate Publishing
ISBN: 1910240214
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'Everest by fair means - that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me ... In reaching for the oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest ... a climber who doesn't rely on his own strength and skills, but on apparatus and drugs, deceives himself. In May 1978 Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first climbers in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest without the use of supplementary oxygen - an event which made international headlines and permanently altered the future of mountaineering. Here Messner tells how the and Habeler accomplished the impossible - and how it felt. He describes the dangers of the Khumbu Icefield, the daunting Lhotse flank, two lonely storm-filled nights at 26,247 feet, and finally the last step to the summit. Everest: Expedition to the Ultimate is a riveting account of the exhaustion, the exhilaration and the despair of climbing into the death zone. The book also includes a history of the mountain, successful ascents and Messner's reflections on recent tragedies on Mount Everest. Reinhold Messner was the first to climb all fourteen peaks higher than 8,000 metres. The author of more than a dozen books on his adventures, he lives in a castle in northern Italy.

No Picnic On Mount Kenya

Author: Felice Benuzzi
Editor: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 0857053752
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A rediscovered mountaineering classic and the extraordinary true story of a daring escape up Mount Kenya by three prisoners of war. When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, prisoner of war Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea - an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea. There are not many people who would break out of a P.O.W. camp, trek for days across perilous terrain before climbing the north face of Mount Kenya with improvised equipment, meagre rations, and with a picture of the mountain on a tin of beef among their more accurate guides. There are probably fewer still who would break back in to the camp on their return. But this is the remarkable story of three such men. No Picnic on Mount Kenya is a powerful testament to the human spirit of revolt and adventure in even the darkest of places. "The history of mountaineering can hardly present a parallel to this mad but thrilling escapade" - Saturday Review "A most extraordinary prisoner-of-war and escape story" - New Yorker "A mad venture and a gallant tribute to man's deep yearning for freedom" - Kirkus Reviews "The book crackles with the same dry humour as its title. It contains the prison-yard bartering and candlelight stitching that mark a classic jailbreak yarn; the encounters with wild beasts in Mount Kenya's forest belt are as gripping, and the descriptions of sparkling glaciers as awe-inspiring, as any passage in the great exploration diaries of the early 20th century" - The Economist

The Eight Mountains

Author: Paolo Cognetti
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501169904
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“A fine book, a rich, achingly painful story that is made for all of us who have ever felt a hunger for the mountains. Few books have so accurately described the way stony heights can define one's sense of joy and rightness. And it is an exquisite unfolding of the deep way humans may love one another.” —Annie Proulx For fans of Elena Ferrante and Paulo Coelho comes the international sensation about the friendship between two young Italian boys from different backgrounds and how their connection evolves and challenges them throughout their lives. Pietro is a lonely boy living in Milan. With his parents becoming more distant each day, the only thing the family shares is their love for the mountains that surround Italy. While on vacation at the foot of the Aosta Valley, Pietro meets Bruno, an adventurous, spirited local boy. Together they spend many summers exploring the mountains’ meadows and peaks and discover the similarities and differences in their lives, their backgrounds, and their futures. The two boys come to find the true meaning of friendship and camaraderie, even as their divergent paths in life—Bruno’s in the mountains, Pietro’s across the world—test the strength and meaning of their connection. A modern Italian masterpiece, The Eight Mountains is a lyrical coming-of-age story about the power of male friendships and the enduring bond between fathers and sons. “There are no more universal themes than those of the landscape, friendship, and becoming adults, and Cognetti’s writing becomes classical (and elegant) to best tell this story…a true novel by a great writer" (Rolling Stone Italia).

Italian Books And Periodicals

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Esteri

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The Mountains Of My Life

Author: Walter Bonatti
Editor: 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.

L Espresso

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L Universo

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Tales Of Mountaineering

Author: Stefano Ardito
Editor: White Star Publishers
ISBN: 9788854401549
Size: 11,36 MB
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CLIMBING & MOUNTAINEERING. Veteran climber Stefano Ardito explores the enduring lure of the world's highest and most beautiful mountains and chronicles the most outstanding climbs through dramatic photographs, gripping accounts, and fascinating descriptions of the preparations, equipment, and conditioning necessary to make these historical treks. Beginning with a concise chronology, this compelling volume places mountaineering adventures in a historical context, starting with the conquest of Mt. Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, in 1786. The book progresses to other milestones in mountaineering. Readers meet the early adventurers who dared to venture where no man had been before and the contemporary trekkers who, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and benefiting from the experience of those who went before them, have taken the art of mountain climbing to new extremes.