Messener (born September 17, 1944) is an Italian mountaineer and explorer often cited as the greatest mountain climber of all time. He is renowned for being the first climber to ascend all fourteen “eight-thousanders”. He is the author of at least 63 books (in German, 1970–2006). This book is account of Messner’s solo climb of Nanga Parbat. Writing from memory of this solo climb, Messner’s recounts that the climb is more of struggle of man vs himself rather than man vs the mountain.
ISBN 0195201965 (ISBN13: 9780195201963)
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Oxford Univ Pr (T) (first published 1979)