Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: The great mountaineering classic

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage The great mountaineering classic In Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat the ninth highest mountain in the world and the third metre peak to be climbed following Annapurna and Everest It was one of the most

  • Title: Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: The great mountaineering classic
  • Author: Hermann Buhl Hugh Merrick Ken Wilson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • In 1953 Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat the ninth highest mountain in the world, and the third 8,000 metre peak to be climbed, following Annapurna and Everest It was one of the most incredible and committed climbs ever made Continuing alone and without supplementary oxygen, Buhl made a dash for the summit after his partners turned back On a mountainIn 1953 Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat the ninth highest mountain in the world, and the third 8,000 metre peak to be climbed, following Annapurna and Everest It was one of the most incredible and committed climbs ever made Continuing alone and without supplementary oxygen, Buhl made a dash for the summit after his partners turned back On a mountain that had claimed thirty one lives, an exhausted Buhl waded through deep snow and climbed over technical ground to reach the summit, driven on by an irresistible urge After a night spent standing on a small ledge at over 8,000 metres, Buhl returned forty one hours later, exhausted and at the very limit of his endurance Written shortly after Buhl s return from the mountain, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage is a classic of mountaineering literature that has inspired thousands of climbers It follows Buhl s inexorable rise from rock climber to alpinist to mountaineer, until, almost inevitably, he makes his phenomenal Nanga Parbat climb Buhl s book, and ascent, reminded everyone that, while the mountains could never be conquered, they could be climbed with sufficient enthusiasm, spirit and dedication.

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    1. So soI expected this book to be about hermanns life and his triumphant summit on mango parbat. It was full of pit h by pitch descriptions of other climbs. Not being a mountaineer myself it became confusing and boring. The beginning and ending are the only parts I found interesting. Have to say I wish I had said saved my money.

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