Synopses & Reviews
On August 20, 1980, Reinhold Messner, the world-renowned master of alpine-style climbing, became the first person to reach the summit of Everest solo and without supplemental oxygen. A vivid account of the expedition, "The Crystal Horizon" also reflects on how he explored his innermost thoughts while facing the most extreme physical challenge he had ever encountered. 217 photos. 36-page color photo insert. 324 pp.