Climbing the world's 14 highest mountains

the history of the 8,000-meter peaks

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Author: Richard Sale,John Cleare

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

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A fascinating history of climbing in the "death zone" -- the peaks higher than 8,000 meters (26,248 feet).

Überlebt

Meine 14 Achttausender

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Author: Reinhold Messner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492403764

Category: Travel

Page: 416

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8000 metres

Climbing the World's highest mountains

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Author: Alan Hinkes

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 1783620234

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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In this stunning large-format book, British mountaineer Alan Hinkes describes for the first time in one place his experiences of climbing all 14 of the peaks over 8000m: the world's highest mountains, in the Himalaya and Karakoram. While the photographs - despite being taken in impossible conditions - capture the beauty and majesty of the mountain landscapes of the roof of the world, the text describes the minute-by-minute struggle to survive in 'the death zone', let alone climb to the summits, often solo and in roaring winds and Arctic temperatures. As well as reflecting on the Yorkshire childhood and first Alpine ascents that got him to his first 8000m summit attempt, and the life that he has led and plans to lead since becoming the first Briton to reach all the 8000ers, Alan recalls the climbing companions he met along the way, several of whom have died in their beloved mountains, the trek-ins, the base camps, the setbacks and the triumphs. A book to challenge and inspire mountain-lovers everywhere.

Guinness World Records 2015

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Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 1908843705

Category: Reference

Page: 255

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The world’s best-selling annual is back, with thousands of amazing new records, cool facts and awesome pictures! Ever wondered how far a dog can ride a scooter or who’s swallowed the most swords underwater Want to know about the latest sporting achievements, extreme bodies and cutting-edge tech Find the answers to these and many more mind-boggling feats in the all-new Guinness World Records 2015 eBook. What’s more, 2015 marks 60 years since the release of the very first GWR annual. To celebrate our diamond anniversary, you’ll find milestones of our classic records and how they’ve changed – or not changed – over time, plus a special feature just on diamond records. And if all that isn’t enough, you can download the new “See It 3D” augmented-reality app on another smart device to bring records in your eBook to life – just point it at designated records on screen and watch what happens! Compare yourself to the tallest man ever, squish maggots in our game, take a journey around the Solar System and much more.

Mountains in My Heart

A Passion for Climbing

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Author: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781594858567

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 303

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A huge draw on the "2013 National Geographic Live" lecture series, the author shares the passion that led to her world record in mountaineering - First woman-and only the fourth climber ever-to summit all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen or high-altitude porters - Though the two climbers are friends, Kaltenbrunner's path to high places has been very different from Edurne Pasaban's record-breaking feat - Positive, uplifting account of a remarkable athleteEffusive, charismatic, tough, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is one of the world's most successful high-altitude mountaineers and the first woman to climb all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen-and she also eschews high-altitude porters. Mountains of My Heart covers her early years learning to climb in Austria, her personal life, her training as an oncology nurse, and her ever-present passion for mountains, especially the Himalaya. Her love of being in the mountains shines through in her writing: For Gerlinde the important thing was not the race to be the first woman to climb the 8,000-meter peaks, but rather to experience the mountains and climb them in her self-sufficient style. Self-sufficiency did not, however, mean climbing without her husband, Ralf Dujmovits; in 2009, Lhotse became her twelfth and his fourteenth 8,000-meter peak! Kaltenbrunner shares the challenges, dangers, and euphoria of her high-altitude climbs, detailing medical emergencies and her own feelings about being high in the mountains. Her writing is honest, captivating, and unrestrained.

Guinness World Records 2016

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Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 1910561037

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The world’s best-selling annual is back and bursting with thousands of amazing new records, never-before-seen images and mind-boggling trivia. And as always, we have a few more surprises in store for you… As well as all your favorite records for talented pets, superhuman achievements, big stuff and extreme vehicles, you’ll find show-stopping superlatives from brand-new categories. Topics making their GWR debut include waterfalls, twins, ballooning, apps, lightning, manga, archaeology, drones, and pirates – and that’s just for starters! So, get ready for your yearly dose of mind-blowing feats and wonders in Guinness World Records 2016 – the global authority on record-breaking.

Cho Oyu

Göttin des Türkis

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Author: Reinhold Messner

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492969860

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Den Tibetern gilt der Cho Oyu als heilig; in Europa wurde seine Existenz erst 1921 bekannt. Lange Zeit war er der am wenigsten begangene Achttausender, heute ist er mit dem Mount Everest der meist bestiegene. Reinhold Messner berichtet von der Bedeutung des Nangpa La, einem 6000 Meter hoher Pass, über den seit Urzeiten die Menschen des Himalaja ziehen: Er erzählt von der Erstbesteigung durch den Österreicher Herbert Tichy 1954, vom dramatischen Verlauf der Frauenexpedition 1959, von Reinhard Karls Tod, vom eigenen Scheitern am Cho Oyu und der Besteigung 1983, aber auch von modernen Routen wie der von Denis Urubko.

In eisige Höhen

Das Drama am Mount Everest

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Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492957765

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Der Klassiker zum Wiederentdecken: Mit seinem Weltbestseller revolutionierte der Bergsteiger und Schriftsteller Jon Krakauer die Abenteuerliteratur – und läßt Spannung und Faszination, Fassungslosigkeit und blankes Entsetzen eins werden. 1996 nahm der amerikanische Journalist Jon Krakauer an einer Mount-Everest-Expedition teil. Das Unternehmen endete in einer Katastrophe, fünf von Krakauers Kameraden kamen auf tragische Weise in einem peitschenden Schneesturm ums Leben, er selbst konnte sich mit letzter Kraft in Sicherheit bringen. Minutiös und eindrucksvoll schildert er in diesem Bericht den Verlauf der Expedition. Er äußert sich außerdem kritisch über die Auswüchse des modernen Alpinismus mit seinen oft tödlichen Folgen, vermittelt aber zugleich einen Eindruck von der magischen Anziehungskraft und der Faszination des Bergsteigens.

Everest & Conquest in the Himalaya

Science and Courage on the World's Highest Mountain

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Author: Richard Sale,George Rodway

Publisher: Grub Street Publishers

ISBN: 1781596751

Category: History

Page: 240

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A history of those who have scaled Mount Everest—and the advances in mountaineering over a century. At one time, the summits of the world’s highest peaks—Everest included—were beyond reach. Pioneering attempts to overcome the dangers of climbing at extremely high altitudes ended in failure, sometimes with disastrous consequences. Yet today, high-altitude ascents are frequent, almost commonplace. Everest can be conquered by relatively inexperienced mountaineers, and their exploits barely merit media attention—unless they go fatally wrong. This dramatic history of Everest climbs describes in vivid detail the struggle to conquer the mountain and the advances in scientific knowledge that made the conquest possible. It also offers compelling insight into the science of mountaineering—as well as the physical and psychological challenges faced by individuals who choose to test themselves in some of the harshest conditions on earth.

Everest Solo

»Der gläserne Horizont«

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Author: Reinhold Messner

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104908311

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Als Reinhold Messner 1979 in Kathmandu erfährt, dass der japanische Bergsteiger Naomi Uemura die Erlaubnis erhalten hat, den Mount Everest im Winter 1980/81 im Alleingang zu besteigen, kennt er nur ein Ziel: Er muss ihm zuvorkommen. Seit seinem Alleingang zum 8125 Meter hohen Nanga Parbat weiß Messner, dass auch die Besteigung des Everest, des mit 8848 Metern höchsten Gipfels der Erde, allein möglich ist. Messner handelt sofort, und es gelingt ihm, eine Expeditionsgenehmigung für die Zeit von Juni bis Ende August 1980 zu bekommen. Schon einmal stand Reinhold Messner auf dem Everest. Das war 1978. Nun wird er ein zweites Mal gehen, wieder ohne künstlichen Sauerstoff, aber diesmal auch ohne Kletterpartner, ohne feste Lagerkette, ohne Träger und über eine neue Route auf der tibetischen Seite. Messners Bericht über die alpinistische Sensation seiner Solobesteigung schildert nicht nur den Kampf ums Überleben angesichts der gewaltigen Herausforderungen der Natur, wie Monsunstürme, Gletscherspalten und die sauerstoffarme Luft in achttausend Meter Höhe, sondern vor allem auch die Abenteuer der Psyche an den Grenzen menschlicher Belastbarkeit und das mystische Erleben der Einsamkeit in eisiger Natur.

Herausforderung 8000er

Die höchsten Berge der Welt im 21. Jahrhundert - Menschen, Mythen, Meilensteine

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Author: Richard Sale,Eberhard Jurgalski,George Rodway

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783702232948

Category:

Page: 272

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Climb!

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Author: Pete Takeda

Publisher: National Geographic Soc Childrens books

ISBN: 9780792267447

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5217

An introduction and guide to climbing, including bouldering, sport climbing, trad climbing, ice climbing, and alpinism.

On Top of the World

Climbing the World's 14 Highest Mountains

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Author: Richard Sale,John Cleare

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780002201766

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 228

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The year 2000 is the 50th anniversary of the climbing of the first 8,000m peak. In the decade which followed that first climb all bar one of the world’s 14 peaks over 8,000m were climbed: the Golden Age of high altitude climbing. The single exception was Shishapangma.

the Guinness Book of Records 1990

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Author: Norris Mcwhirter,Donald McFarlan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780851123417

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 310

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Everest

Expeditionen zum Endpunkt

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Author: Reinhold Messner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783835411708

Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

Page: 255

View: 7351

Summit

The Mountain Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mountaineering

Page: N.A

View: 5738

The Reader's Journal

Authentic Readings for Writers

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Author: Mark D. Rentz

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780137552733

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 249

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Provides an interactive approach to reading and writing by combining extracts for reading with responses to those extracts. The book thus attempts to provide students with stylistic models and to develop critical reactions.