A New Dimension in Rock ClimbingBook - 2001
Alexander and Thomas Huber have set international standards with their spectacular ascents, overcoming the most challenging of obstacles while climbing at extreme altitudes. The Wall documents the expeditions of the Huber brothers through a series of extraordinary, breathtaking photographs, with insightful commentary by respected mountaineer Reinhold Messner. It's a compelling look at the skill, determination and thirst for adventure that few people ever experience.* A gripping account of the best high-altitude expeditions of recent years* Illustrated with 125 stunning full color photographs* Includes commentary by world renowned mountaineer, Reinhold MessnerBorn in Bavaria, Germany, Thomas and Alexander Huber became accomplished mountaineers at an early age. In 1983 they teamed up and set about revolutionizing the world of sport climbing. Their achievements include the first free ascents of "Vom Winde Verweht", a grade 10 alpine route. Reinhold Messner is a world authority on mountaineering having been the first to ascend Everest without oxygen in 1978. He was also the first person to climb all 14 of the world's tallest peaks
Publisher: Newton Abbot [England] : David & Charles, 2001.
Branch Call Number: 796.5223 HUB
Characteristics: 127 pages :,illustrations ;,32 cm
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