Reinhold Messner


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ISBN: 978-3-10-490513-6


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The famous Shackleton expedition – told as never before.

In 1914, the British adventurer Frank Wild, together with the famous arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton and 26 men, sets off on the “last trip on earth” – they want to cross Antarctica. However, their ship is destroyed by pack ice, they drift northwards on an ice _oe and _nally save themselves onto an island where no one is likely to find them. While Shackleton sets off to find help, 22 men stay behind under Frank Wild’s command, in constant darkness and bitter cold. By his personality alone, Wild manages to keep the men’s faith in an eventual rescue – throughout an entire Antarctic winter, the worst prison in the world.

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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Foto: (c) Simen Zupancic

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