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.

Psychovertical

Author: Andy Kirkpatrick
Editor: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 159485744X
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CLICK HERE to download the first chapter from Psychovertical Psychovertical is the story of what happens to a nice lower-class kid with dyslexia who gains control over his circumstances by clinging to giant stone faces, thousands of feet in the air, for days at a time. In this case, Kirkpatrick uses his 12-day solo climb of the Reticent Wall on California's El Capitan as the experience that helps him understand how growing up poor and struggling with dyslexia and low self-confidence set him on a path of extreme adventure. Kirkpatrick's writing is gripping and highly entertaining -- even non-climbers will enjoy his raw intensity, gallows humor, and honest, self-deprecating storytelling style. This book is a Boardman-Tasker Prize winner, which is recognition given for outstanding mountaineering literature. From the judges' remarks: “The book is very cleverly structured....The cuts from scene to scene and climb to climb work wonderfully well -- a sort of mountaineering Day of The Jackal -- as Kirkpatrick comes closer and closer to his nemesis on Reticent Wall. And it is this climb, the running narrative of the book, that grips the most: 14 pitches of aid climbing, unrelieved by conversation with a partner other than himself, should by rights be boring. But it grips the heart further and further.”

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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No Picnic On Mount Kenya

Author: Felice Benuzzi
Editor: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 0857053752
Size: 17,19 MB
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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