Free Spirit: A Climber's Life

Free Spirit A Climber s Life He is known as one of history s greates Himalayan mountaineers a man who pushed back the frontiers of the possible for a whole generation of climbers In his revealing autobiography Reinhold Messner r

  • Title: Free Spirit: A Climber's Life
  • Author: Reinhold Messner Jill Neate Helen Cherullo
  • ISBN: 9780898865738
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • He is known as one of history s greates Himalayan mountaineers, a man who pushed back the frontiers of the possible for a whole generation of climbers In his revealing autobiography Reinhold Messner reflects on his remarkable career His story is than a recounting of firsts Here Messner reveals the forces and events that have shaped him as an individual and as a cHe is known as one of history s greates Himalayan mountaineers, a man who pushed back the frontiers of the possible for a whole generation of climbers In his revealing autobiography Reinhold Messner reflects on his remarkable career His story is than a recounting of firsts Here Messner reveals the forces and events that have shaped him as an individual and as a climber including his brother s tragic death on Nanga Parbat in 1970.Messner takes us from the days of his first climb of the Sass Rigais in the Dolomites with his father at age 5 to his later turning away from the overcrowded Alps and 8,000 meter peaks to find fulfillment in the remoter parts of the world and in crossing the wastes of Antarctica In between emerges the man as famous for his disciplined approach as for his innovative spirit Messner evolved his philosophy of the single free climbing line with its uncompromising purity of style in the Dolomites and, as equipment and technique developed, he was in the forefront of the transference of fast lightweight alpine methods to the great ranges Reinhold Messner Free Spirit puts the career of a mountaun pioneer in full perspective.

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    1. Reinhold Messner born September 17, 1944 is an Italian mountaineer and explorer from South Tyrol, often cited as the greatest mountain climber of all time He is renowned for making the first solo ascents of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and for being the first climber to ascend all fourteen eight thousanders peaks over 8,000 metres above sea level He is the author of at least 63 books in German, 1970 2006 , many of which have been translated into other languages.

    2. In the sport of mountaineering, Reinhold Messner is widely regarded as the greatest ever. Not just because he succeeded in accomplishing a number of firsts (first Everest summit without oxygen, first Everest solo ascent, first to complete the 8000ers, etc), but also because his whole approach to climbing, from technical to ethical considerations, resulted in a paradigm shift. It is difficult and perhaps unfair to ascribe a community-wide change to a single individual; Messner certainly wasn't th [...]

    3. Четох я бавно, много много бавно като се опитвах да вниквам във всеки един детайл и момент, защото въображението ми е богато и успявах да си пресъздавам всичко, което Меснер е преживял. Успях да преживея толкова много благодарение на тази книга. Това беше едно много вълнуващ [...]

    4. A struggle to read, but that was more due to the translation being awkward at times and seeming to jump around. I found it very interesting and the second to last chapter was very well done.

    5. Reinhold Messner is the king of the world's mountains. Now half-retired to his Sigmundskron Castle near Bolzano in the South Tyrol, he is most famous for having made the first successful summit of Mount Everest, minus additional oxygen supply. He is the author of numerous books about mountain climbing, biographies about other famous mountaineers, and a book about his quest for the yeti or abominable snowman. Messner has been a businessman, an elected MEP (Member of the European Parliament) for t [...]

    6. Reinhold Messner made the first successful summit of Mt Everest without supplemental oxygen. He also climbed the highest points on every continent, all mountains over 8000 meters, and had many first ascents on new routes. He spent decades climbing, beginning as a child in South Tyrol (Italy). He has also written numerous books and guides, restored a farmhouse in Tyrol, and opened several museums about mountain people, climbing, etc. He also claims to not be foolhardy when it comes to climbing. I [...]

    7. Messner has had an incredible career of climbing hard. I was just a bit disappointed with this memoir, but it wasn't necessarily his fault. The book was translated from German, and I think it lost A LOT of its potency. Climbs that would scare the bejesus out of many people sound like cake walks. I don't think he's trying to be overly strong, but his words just don't sound quite the same in English. Oh well.

    8. I loved it! He's a pretty intense individual. This book really got into the mind of a true mountaineer. If you're into mountaineering and gritty mountain speak then this would be a good book for you!

    9. I had to read this to try and understand Messner. I don't think I accomplished that. He is an icon among those who care anything about climbers but not an individual that is easy to relate to. I guess that I need to read more

    10. This is a classic of climbing literature. Messner is both an incredible climber and an incredible writer. This book will in inspire anyone one to go out and climb mountains.

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