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By Alan Hinkes

ISBN-10: 1852845481

ISBN-13: 9781852845483

during this wonderful large-format publication, British mountaineer Alan Hinkes describes for the 1st time in a single position his stories of mountaineering 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 very unlikely stipulations - catch the sweetness and majesty of the mountain landscapes of the roof of the area, the textual content describes the minute-by-minute fight to outlive in 'the loss of life zone', not to mention climb to the summits, frequently solo and in roaring winds and Arctic temperatures. in addition to reflecting at the Yorkshire formative years and primary Alpine ascents that bought him to his first 8000m summit try, and the existence that he has led and plans to guide on account that turning into the 1st Briton to arrive all of the 8000ers, Alan remembers the mountaineering partners he met alongside the best way, numerous of whom have died of their cherished mountains, the trek-ins, the bottom camps, the setbacks and the triumphs. A e-book to problem and encourage mountain-lovers everywhere.

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