Walter Bonatti

Author: Roberto Serafin
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ISBN: 9788880685531
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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.

In Terre Lontane

Author: Walter Bonatti
Editor: Baldini & Castoldi
ISBN: 8868651025
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Verso la metà degli anni Sessanta, al culmine della stagione di successi e di mitiche scalate che già lo hanno fatto entrare nella leggenda dell'alpinismo, Walter Bonatti da inizio a un nuovo capitolo della propria vita: si dedica a quel concatenarsi di avventurose esplorazioni che lo portano nelle regioni più remote e affascinanti del pianeta, a diretto contatto con una natura grandiosa e primordiale. Ne escono questi resoconti assolutamente memorabili che si pongono ben oltre gli orizzonti tradizionali del racconto di viaggio. Quello che Bonatti sa far emergere in questo libro, è la pratica concreta - fatta di gesti antichi, di ascolto degli istinti più remoti - della ritrovata armonia tra l'uomo e ogni battito di vita presente sulla vecchia Terra.

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

I Fuorilegge Della Montagna

Author: Dino Buzzati
Editor: Edizioni Mondadori
ISBN: 8852031871
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Testi che raccontano il cambiamento della società italiana dagli anni Trenta ai Settanta, e restituiscono la magia delle alte quote nelle parole di uno scrittore che ha saputo cantarle come nessun altro.

101 Storie Di Montagna Che Non Ti Hanno Mai Raccontato

Author: Stefano Ardito
Editor: Newton Compton Editori
ISBN: 8854144037
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Oggi le montagne d’Italia e del mondo – le Dolomiti e il Monte Bianco, l’Everest e il K2, il Kilimanjaro e il Gran Sasso – sono soprattutto spazi di divertimento e avventura. Ma i sentieri, le pareti di roccia e di ghiaccio, le piste da sci e le vette sono solo una parte del quadro. Per millenni, in ogni angolo della terra, le montagne sono state territori di duro lavoro quotidiano, fonte di paura e luoghi eletti a culto, scenario di sfide che hanno messo alla prova le umane possibilità, oltre che teatro di guerra. Le 101 storie di montagna raccontate in questo libro si muovono tra passato e presente, tra straordinarie cime e prodigiose imprese, esplorando una natura impervia e narrando la vita di popoli diversi. Accanto a Reinhold Messner, Walter Bonatti, Gustav Thoeni e i campioni dell’arrampicata moderna, c’è spazio per Dino Buzzati e per Ernest Hemingway, per papa Celestino V e per Ötzi, la mummia dell’Età del Bronzo ritrovata sul confine tra l’Alto Adige e il Tirolo. E non bisogna dimenticare l’orso, l’aquila, il lupo e naturalmente lo Yeti, perché i veri signori delle alte quote sono loro!Stefano Arditonato a Roma nel 1954, alle montagne d’Italia e del mondo ha dedicato libri, guide, documentari e servizi apparsi su quotidiani e riviste. Escursionista, alpinista e viaggiatore, frequenta con la stessa passione il Gran Sasso, il Monte Bianco e le valli del Nepal.

Epoca

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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.”

My Father S Notebook

Author: Kader Abdolah
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060598727
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When he was a boy, Aga Akbar, the deaf-mute illegitimate son of a Persian nobleman, traveled with his uncle to a cave on nearby Saffron Mountain. Once there, he was to copy a three-thousand-year-old cuneiform inscription—an order of the first king of Persia—as a means of freeing himself from his emotional confinement. For the remainder of his life, Aga Akbar used these cuneiform characters to fill a notebook with writings only he could understand. Years later, his son, Ishmael—a political dissident in exile—is attempting to translate the notebook . . . and in the process tells his father's story, his own, and the story of twentieth-century Iran. A stunning and ambitious novel by a singular literary talent, My Father's Notebook is at once a masterful chronicle of a culture's troubled voyage into modernity and the poignant, timeless tale of a son's enduring love.