Nanga Parbat 1970: Tragedy and Controversy From Carreg Publishing
In 1970 a German/ Austrian/ Italian team succeeded in climbing the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat, a climb which herralded a new era in mountaineering on the world's highest peaks. But with success came controversy as the first climbers to reach the summit, two young South Tyrolean brothers, did not return to the top camp but descended the other side, the Diamir Face, of the mountain. Only one brother survived the ordeal; he was Reinhold Messner who went on to become the greatest, and best known, high-altitude climber in the world - his brother Gunther was lost on the mountain.
Short-listed for the Boardman Tasker Prize 2014
Publisher Carreg Publishing Author Richard Sale, Jochen Hemmleb Edition 1st edition Date 2014 No. of Pages 208p. ISBN 9780956316325 Size 23.2 x 15.6 cm Cover hardback with dust jacket
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