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Nanga Parbat – Brother, Death and Solitude

By Reinhold Messner,   Translated by Tim Carruthers

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Published by The Crowood Press, 2003, 1st UK Edition, D/w, Fine.   Messner’s controversial book, written some thirty years after the event, about the 1970 Nanga Parbat Expedition, his first Himalayan expedition and the death of his brother Gunther on the descent from the mountain, after their successful new route on the Rupal Face.  Messner’s most personal book which was a bestseller in Germany and in which Messner revisits this most painful period in his life, reviewing his own actions and blaming others, following years of legal actions and disputes between former expedition members, for the way things turned out on Nanga Parbat.


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Weight0.85 kg