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The wall : a new dimension in climbing
Huber, Alexander, 1968-
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Publication Information:
Newton Abbot : David & Charles, [2001]

Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
General Note:
Translation of: The Wall: die neue Dimension des Kleherns.
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GV199.89 .H83 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Alexander and Thomas Huber have set international standards with their spectacular ascents, overcoming the most challenging of obstacles while climbing at extreme altitudes. The Wall documents the expeditions of the Huber brothers through a series of extraordinary, breathtaking photographs, with insightful commentary by respected mountaineer Reinhold Messner. It's a compelling look at the skill, determination and thirst for adventure that few people ever experience.* A gripping account of the best high-altitude expeditions of recent years* Illustrated with 125 stunning full color photographs* Includes commentary by world renowned mountaineer, Reinhold MessnerBorn in Bavaria, Germany, Thomas and Alexander Huber became accomplished mountaineers at an early age. In 1983 they teamed up and set about revolutionizing the world of sport climbing. Their achievements include the first free ascents of "Vom Winde Verweht", a grade 10 alpine route. Reinhold Messner is a world authority on mountaineering having been the first to ascend Everest without oxygen in 1978. He was also the first person to climb all 14 of the world's tallest peaks

Table of Contents

Alan HinkesReinhold Messner
Forewordp. 9
The Huber Brothersp. 10
Free Salathe - One Thousand Metres of Vertical Granitep. 12
Free Climbing Terminologyp. 18
Salathe Take Twop. 22
Raunachtstanz - Paths into Uncertaintyp. 24
Free Climbing Grading Systemp. 30
The 1960s - Reinhold Messnerp. 34
The End of Silence - The 11th Grade in the Mountainsp. 36
Performance Sport Climbingp. 40
Fear of Success ...p. 48
Where to now - and how? Reinhold Messnerp. 54
Latok II - The Art of Turning Backp. 56
Extreme Climbing at High Altitude: Ogre Thumb, Spaldangp. 66
The Wall - Big Wall Climbing on Latok 11p. 68
Latok II - Reinhold Messnerp. 87
Cho Oyu - The First Eight-Thousanderp. 88
Cho Oyu Altitude Test - Reinhold Messnerp. 97
El Nino - The New Dimension of Free Climbingp. 98
Speedp. 115
Ogre - The Man Eaterp. 118
Headstand on the Summit - Reinhold Messnerp. 127