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

By Alan Hinkes

during this beautiful large-format e-book, British mountaineer Alan Hinkes describes for the 1st time in a single position his reports of mountain climbing 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 very unlikely stipulations - trap the wonder and majesty of the mountain landscapes of the roof of the realm, the textual content describes the minute-by-minute fight to outlive in 'the dying zone', not to mention climb to the summits, frequently solo and in roaring winds and Arctic temperatures. in addition to reflecting at the Yorkshire early life and primary Alpine ascents that bought him to his first 8000m summit try out, and the lifestyles that he has led and plans to guide due to the fact that turning into the 1st Briton to arrive all of the 8000ers, Alan recollects the mountaineering partners he met alongside the way in which, a number of of whom have died of their loved mountains, the trek-ins, the bottom camps, the setbacks and the triumphs. A publication to problem and encourage mountain-lovers everywhere.

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