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Nanga Parbat 1970

Tragedy and Controversy


In 1970 a German - Austrian - Italian team succeeded in climbing the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat, a climb which herralded a new era in mountaineering on the world's highest peaks. But with success came controversy as the first climbers to reach the summit, two young South Tyrolean brothers, did not return to the top face camp but descended the other side, the Diamir Side, of the mountain.

Only one brother survived the ordeal; he was Reinhold Messner who went on to become the greatest, and best known, high-altitude climber in the world - his brother Gunther was lost on the mountain.

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Cordee Code: CNN052
Author: Richard Sale and Jochen Hemmleb
No of Pages: 208
Page Size: 155 x 230 mm
ISBN 10: 0956316328
ISBN 13: 9780956316325
Publisher: Carreg
Published Date: May 2014
Edition: 1st, May 2014
Binding: Hardback
Illustrations: Colour + B & W Photographs
Weight: 650g

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