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Mallorys zweiter Tod. Das Everest- Rätsel und die Antwort. Reinhold Messner

Mallorys zweiter Tod. Das Everest- Rätsel und die Antwort.

Reinhold Messner

Published
ISBN : 9783492233002
Paperback
224 pages
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The worlds greatest living climber hauntingly evokes the vision and voice of his legendary predecessorWhen he was a child Reinhold Messners mother read him stories about George Mallory and Andrew Irvine- their heroic attempt to scale the worldsMoreThe worlds greatest living climber hauntingly evokes the vision and voice of his legendary predecessorWhen he was a child Reinhold Messners mother read him stories about George Mallory and Andrew Irvine- their heroic attempt to scale the worlds tallest peak in 1924 inspired his own exploits. To Messner, Mallory was a climber of the purest order, and his final ascent a work of genius, beauty, and unparalleled courage. Though Mallorys remains were discovered in 1999, the question of whether or not he made it to the top of Everest remains unanswered. But Messner believes that though we have found Mallorys bones we have lost the spirit of amateur adventure that pushed him inexorably higher. The Second Death of George Mallory is both an investigation into the death of Mallory and a deeply felt homage -- to a mountain, to the spirit of an age, and to the man who inspired so many others to follow in his footsteps.