Reinhold Messner

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ISBN: 978-3-10-397450-8


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Wilhelm “Willo” Weizenbach is the best mountaineer of his time. He climbs many of the massive ice walls in the Alps, the first to do so in the case of a dozen of them. His colourful lectures on this subject enthral thousands of people. In 1929, he decides to climb the 8,125-metre-high Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas. But his plan is thwarted by his rival, whose nationalist convictions count for more than Weizenbach’s prowess and character. Weizenbach is not able to participate in the German expedition to Nanga Parbat until 1934. However, it is not led by him, does not follow his plan – and fails catastrophically.  

Reinhold Messner opens up Weizenbach’s papers and lets the original documents speak for themselves. His book is a white-knuckle reconstruction of an intrigue – and of an era in which mountaineering lost its innocence.

About Reinhold Messner

Reinhold Messner, born in 1944, is the most famous mountaineer and adventurer of our time. As an extreme mountain climber, pioneer and ‘Philosopher in Action’, he has constantly set new benchmarks. Messner was the first person to scale all fourteen eight-thousanders, including Mount Everest, which he was the ­rst person to climb alone without additional oxygen (Everest Solo). In 1989/90, he crossed Antarctica together with Arved Fuchs. As an author and filmmaker, Messner now fights for the sustained ecological treatment of nature, running mountain farms and develops his mountain museum, the Messner Mountain Museum with its various locations.

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