THE CRYSTAL HORIZON: Everest - The First Solo Ascent
by Messner, Reinhold
Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine/Near fine. Translated by Jill Neate and Audrey Salkeld. Profusely illustrated, partially in color. Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1989. First American edition. Vivid account of Messner's extraordinary 1980 solo climb of the world's tallest mountain. Climbing from the Tibetan side, Messner (b.1944) provides intriguing observations of the region, as well as stories of the mountaineers who preceded him. Signed by Messner on the title page. Octavo. Original black cloth binding, with gilt titles. Internally crisp and clean. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket with just a hint of edgewear.
(Inventory #: 65029)
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