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The Naked Mountain


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An Adventure to the Deadliest Peak in the Himalaya

By R.G. (‘Randy’) Morse

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Published by Fleet Publishers, Ontario, 1982, 1st Canadian Edition, Insc, D/w, Nr. Fine.   Story of the 1980 Canadian attempt on Nanga Parbat by a small team of 6 climbers included Aid and Al Burgess, Paul Moores, Graham Drinkwater, Jon Jones and the author, Randy Morse – the first Expedition by English speaking climbers since Mummery in 1895.  Nanga Parbat, in Urdu the ‘Naked Mountain’, is the ninth highest mountain in the world, and was one of the deadliest of the 8,000 metre peaks for climbers in the first half of the twentieth century, and still a very serious mountain.  It became the focus of German expeditions in the 1930’s and was eventually climbed in 1953 by Hermann Buhl, the only 8,000 metre peak on which the first ascent was by a solo climber. 

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