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by Reinhold Messner


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Did Reinhold Messner sacrifice his brother to his ambition? Publication of this book in Germany stirred controversy across Europe The most personal book Messner has . The Naked Mountain has been added to your Cart.

Did Reinhold Messner sacrifice his brother to his ambition? Publication of this book in Germany stirred controversy across Europe The most personal book Messner has ever written More than 4.

The Naked Mountain book. My mountain mentor Ben thought Reinhold Messner was the greatest mountaineer ever

The Naked Mountain book. My mountain mentor Ben thought Reinhold Messner was the greatest mountaineer ever. I read his book "The Crystal Horizon" a while back, about his solo no-oxygen climb of the north face of Everest - impressive. This story goes back in time, to 1970, when he climbed the Rupal Face on Nanga Parbat.

In The Naked Mountain Messner gives his side of the story in full for the first time

In The Naked Mountain Messner gives his side of the story in full for the first time.

Reinhold Messner is famous for many firsts: First to climb all fourteen 8000-meter peaks; first to summit Everest (with Peter Habeler) without supplementary oxygen, first to solo Everest. Nine of these, however, equals the drama of his first summit: 8000-meter peak Nanga Parbat. Thirty-two years later, Messner is still haunted by the events of June, 1970.

Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest mountaineer

Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest mountaineer. After serving his apprenticeship in the Alps and Dolomites, he climbed in the Andes, North America and New Guinea before starting on his quest to climb all the world's 8,000-metre peaks, a feat which he completed in 1986. He has since completed a traverse of the Antarctic and now lectures throughout the world on his exploits.

Reinhold Andreas Messner (German pronunciation: ) (born 17 September 1944) is a German-speaking Italian mountaineer, explorer, and author. He made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest, the first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, along with Peter Habeler, and was the first climber to ascend all fourteen peaks over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) above sea level. He was also the first person to cross Antarctica and Greenland with neither snowmobiles nor dog sleds.

In The Naked Mountain Messner gives his side of the story in full for the first time Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest mountaineer.

In The Naked Mountain Messner gives his side of the story in full for the first time. Reinhold Messner is the world's greatest mountaineer.

Günther Messner perished during the descent and Reinhold, after an epic battle for survival, emerged as. .The only survivor has now declared that he will return to the Naked Mountain in 2005

Günther Messner perished during the descent and Reinhold, after an epic battle for survival, emerged as the only witness. Naturally there were some who doubted his version of events. As is well-known, despite his brother's death Reinhold continued to climb, comitting himself above all to the Himalayan giants. The only survivor has now declared that he will return to the Naked Mountain in 2005. Perhaps this is the true measure of the depth of the wound that this mountain, and the decades that followed, inferred on Reinhold Messner. Nanga Parbat (8125m) Himalaya, Kashmir – Pakistan.

The ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1970 marked the beginning of Reinhold Messner's remarkable career in Himalayan climbing. But this expedition has always been shrouded in controversy and mystery; his brother Gunther, who accompanied him, met his death on the mountain. Over 30 years later, a bitter quarrel broke out between Messner and the other participants in the Himalayan expedition. Is Messner to blame for his brother's death? Or was it the team that let the two of them down? In this book, Messner gives his side of the story in full for the first time. This personal account is a story of death and survival, and for those who want to understand what is the force that drives Messner on, this book aims to provide a key.

Comments: (7)

Bloodray
I have been reading mountainerring books for awhile and always heard what an egotistical person Reinhold was .I was pleasantly surprised to read his book.He did an excellent job of giving the reader a true feel of the mountain,weather and all the different personalities.I would highly recommend this book, and I plan on trying some of his others.
Marirne
This is a much awaited book as Messner tells his side of what happened on the Nanga Parbut expedition that killed his brother in 1970. The book mentioned that as a condition for the tour, climbers were required to sign Confidentiality Documents that they would not discuss the climb keeping the expedition organizer from being subject to criticism. This gentleman was mountain obsessed as his half brother had died on the mountain years earlier. He also was not a climber which set him up for criticism as the real climbers downgraded the organization work necessary to mount this expedition. He has since passed on which I suspect is one reason the book has now been written.

One must remember that this is a biased report by Messner but I don't think unbelievable. He gives him and his brother credit for the massive hauling and camp building only to be told at summit strategy that he is on the assault team but his beloved brother is not.

What happens next as he attempts to summit and surprisingly is followed by a late attempt by his brother is controversial, dangerous and makes for exceptional reading. From Messner's standpoint without a rescue crew coming they descend down the backside of the mountain as it is their only option with limited equipment but creates another set of problems. An interesting section of the book is after Messner descends but must communicate with villagers as he is near death.

Overall, I would encourage anyone to read this book that likes mountaineering stories. It's written by a controversial, master climber. The book also is littered with pictures of the mountain which are quite striking.
Dusho
Enjoyed it very much.
Chilldweller
Reinhold Messner is of course a legend in mountaineering. This book recounts his climb of Nanga Parbat in 1970 with his brother Gunther and a team formed by Dr. Karl Maria Herligkoffer. It is really Messner's explanation of the events that led to Gunther's death on the mountain, illumintated by his grief over the loss of his beloved brother. Of course the disputes over these events will never be resolved, many of the participants are now dead, but Naked Mountain is an act of contrition and catharsis for Messner more that a readable tale of adventure. The language seems somewhat dated and artificial, but I suspect this is due to translation issues. Overall I would rate this book a moderate plus for readers of mountaineering literature.
skyjettttt
Have not finished the book yet but find Messners account mesmerizing.
Mushicage
This is the only book I've read of Mesner's, and while I found it interesting and generally entertaining, There are much better mountain writers out there. Read it because if who he is, not for what he's written.
Tyler Is Not Here
I've been impatiently waiting for this book to be written for decades and have a million thanks to offer Reinhold, for finally seeing this project through to completion. In order to understand my perspective, you should realize that once upon a time, I was an armchair mountaineer, raised on classics such as Annapurna and Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage. The latter was my introduction to the bizarre and confusing Dr. Herlingkoffer, organizer of many Himalayan expeditions, some of them among the most controversial in the history of high altitude mountaineering. Reinhold Messner became a force to be reckoned with in the world of climbing in the '60s. When I read of the disaster on Nanga Parbat, it was like deja vu all over again, with claims and counter-claims, lawsuits and feeling spoonfed with the official expedition account that obviously left out key facts.
As time passed, I didn't feel that the press treated Reinhold fairly. I wanted to know all the facts and to hear his side of the story. One could find snippets here and there, but his economical writing style has always been a bit cold and detached to say the least. But I recognized the man for what he was, followed his career and read everything he wrote. As those years passed, I kept wondering if he'd ever back up and write about the expedition that changed his life forever - with the kind of detail and insight it deserved.
Karl Herlingkoffer passed on a few years ago and maybe this book's appearance is linked to his death. Regardless, it's long overdue but in a way, it was worth the wait. Time is often required to gain insightful perspective, to dull the rough edges and to heal wounds. The loss of his brother and the resulting lies that condemned Reinhold to a life of controversy also gave him an incredible focus. Clearly, he had something to prove to the mountaineering community and he proved his points well. It's easy to point out climbers that have upped the ante after Reinhold passed his prime, but any realistic overview of the history of big, bold climbs would point to Reinhold as being a prime force in shaping the standards of today in the Himalaya and the other major ranges. It's great to now be able to read the facts, the feelings and the aftermath as he sees it. Absolute classic.
The Naked Mountain download epub
Mountaineering
Author: Reinhold Messner
ISBN: 1861266332
Category: Sports & Outdoors
Subcategory: Mountaineering
Language: English
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (October 2, 2003)
Pages: 320 pages