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Crystal Horizon: Everest - the First Solo Ascentby Reinhold Messner
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Messner's vivid account of his attempt to do the first solo ascent of Everest, without the use of oxygen, a feat that he achieved in 1980. 212 b/w photos.
On 20 August 1980 Reinhold Messner reached the summit of Everest - alone and without the use of oxygen. This is an account of his extraordinary achievement. Messner describes his journey through Tibet and identifies with mountaineers who went before him, such as Mallory, Irvine and Wilson.
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