Alan Hinkes's 8000 metres: Climbing the World's highest mountains PDF

By Alan Hinkes

ISBN-10: 1852845481

ISBN-13: 9781852845483

during this lovely large-format booklet, British mountaineer Alan Hinkes describes for the 1st time in a single position his reports of mountaineering all 14 of the peaks over 8000m: the world's optimum mountains, within the Himalaya and Karakoram. whereas the pictures - regardless of being taken in most unlikely stipulations - trap the sweetness and majesty of the mountain landscapes of the roof of the area, the textual content describes the minute-by-minute fight to outlive in 'the dying zone', not to mention climb to the summits, usually solo and in roaring winds and Arctic temperatures. in addition to reflecting at the Yorkshire adolescence and primary Alpine ascents that acquired him to his first 8000m summit test, and the lifestyles that he has led and plans to steer when you consider that turning into the 1st Briton to arrive all of the 8000ers, Alan recollects the mountaineering partners he met alongside the best way, a number of of whom have died of their cherished mountains, the trek-ins, the bottom camps, the setbacks and the triumphs. A booklet to problem and encourage mountain-lovers everywhere.

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