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8000 metres: Climbing the World's highest mountains

8000 metres: Climbing the World's highest mountains

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Publisher Cicerone Press
Year 25/08/2020
Pages 192
Version hardback
Readership level General/trade
ISBN 9781852845483
Categories Climbing & mountaineering
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Book description

In this stunning large-format book, British mountaineer Alan Hinkes describes for the first time in one place his experiences of climbing all 14 of the peaks over 8000m: the world's highest mountains, in the Himalaya and Karakoram. While the photographs - despite being taken in impossible conditions - capture the beauty and majesty of the mountain landscapes of the roof of the world, the text describes the minute-by-minute struggle to survive in 'the death zone', let alone climb to the summits, often solo and in roaring winds and Arctic temperatures. As well as reflecting on the Yorkshire childhood and first Alpine ascents that got him to his first 8000m summit attempt, and the life that he has led and plans to lead since becoming the first Briton to reach all the 8000ers, Alan recalls the climbing companions he met along the way, several of whom have died in their beloved mountains, the trek-ins, the base camps, the setbacks and the triumphs. A book to challenge and inspire mountain-lovers everywhere.

8000 metres: Climbing the World's highest mountains

Table of contents

Acknowledgements

The Himalaya and Karakoram Mountains

Foreword by Brian Blessed

Preface

Introduction

1 Shisha Pangma

Jerzy Kukuczka & the Polish Climbers

2 Manaslu

Reinhold Messner

3 Cho Oyu

Summit Flags & Fiona

4 Broad Peak

Chapatti & Chips

5 K2

The Death Zone

6 Everest

Mallory & Irvine

7 Gasherbrum I

The Trek-in

8 Gasherbrum II

Coffee or Tea?

9 Lhotse

Photography & filming

10 Nanga Parbat

Kurt Diemberger

11 Makalu

Dealing with Death

12 Annapurna

Dressed to Survive

13 Dhaulagiri

The Incident Pit

14 Kangchenjunga

Roseberry Topping

Aftermath

Shooting the Summits by Joe Cornish

Appendices

1 The 8000m peaks and their first ascents

2 Alan Hinkes Expeditions

3 Glossary

Index

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