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The Second Death of George Mallory by Reinhold Messner

The Second Death of George Mallory

Description : As a boy, climbing legend Reinhold Messner was inspired by another legend: George Mallory's tragic final ascent of Mount Everest in 1924. To Messner, and to thousands of others, Mallory's attempt--whether or not it succeeded--remains the greatest exploit in the annals of mountain climbing. Though Mallory's body was finally found, we have lost, Messner believes, the spirit that guided him; summiting Everest has become merely a corporate challenge and a matter of technology, not a rendezvous with destiny. Using the British climber's journals and letters, Messner thrillingly re-creates Mallory's three assaults on Everest, including his final ascent. Here is both an investigation into the death of George Mallory and a deeply felt homage--to a mountain, to the spirit of an age, and to the man who inspired those who followed in his footsteps.

Subtitle : The Enigma and Spirit of Mount Everest

Authors : Reinhold Messner

Published Date : 2007-04-01

Publisher : Macmillan

ISBN : 9781429977975

Page : 256 Pages

Categories : Sports & Recreation

Total Download: 66

Filesize: 2 MB

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