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

By Alan Hinkes

ISBN-10: 1852845481

ISBN-13: 9781852845483

during this gorgeous large-format e-book, British mountaineer Alan Hinkes describes for the 1st time in a single position his stories of hiking all 14 of the peaks over 8000m: the world's maximum mountains, within the Himalaya and Karakoram. whereas the pictures - regardless of being taken in most 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, usually solo and in roaring winds and Arctic temperatures. in addition to reflecting at the Yorkshire adolescence and primary Alpine ascents that received him to his first 8000m summit try, and the existence that he has led and plans to steer given that turning into the 1st Briton to arrive the entire 8000ers, Alan remembers the mountain climbing partners he met alongside the way in which, numerous of whom have died of their cherished 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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