The legendary Reinhold Messner writes about the most tragic event in his career in his most personal book ever.
The ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1970 marked the beginning of Reinhold Messner's remarkable Himalayan climbing career. But his brother Gunther, who accompanied him, met his death on the mountain, and controversy has shrouded the expedition ever since. Over 30 years later Messner gives his side of the story in full for the first time, and for those who want to understand what is the force that drives Messner on, this book is the key.
Reinhold Messner (born 1944) is the first people ever to climb all 14 of the world's mountain peaks over 8,000 meters high. He has written over 30 books on his adventures, and his minimalist techniques have revolutionized Himalayan mountain climbing.