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Hail to the king of the mountaineers! Read about Messner's climb of K2 without oxygen - an amazing feat even for today's best-conditioned climbers. I’m continually amazed of Reinhold’s incredible fitness and knack for survival. He survived so many adventures in some of the world’s toughest places. Lance Armstrong is a super human cyclist, and Reinhold Messner is a super human mountaineer. The greatest thing about his success is that he survived all of his epic climbs. It is a 3-4 star book, but
Mostly a journal of sorts, with lots of photographs of the expedition. Don't expect too much and you'll come away having enjoyed it.
3 stars - I liked it.If you're interested in K2, I recommend this book. In it, you will find the general history of the mountain: initial exploration, first expeditions, first ascent, his expedition etc..
Great first hand account of the '79 Messner K2 expedition that reached the summit. The book is based on the accounts of the two authors. Their diary entries are interspersed with short one to two page chapters about different aspects of the expedition and lots of interesting photos. At times their diaries become a little bit too personal (in terms of details shared).