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Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: The Lonely Challenge Paperback


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books (December 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0898866103
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898866100
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,345,772 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Maurymeyer on January 8, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is without a doubt one of the two best mountaineering books. Incredible stories of close shaves and lucky escapes make it clear that the final ending on Chogolisa was bound to happen sooner or later. Only Terray's "Conquistadors of the Useless" reaches the same heights. They don't write them like this anymore ....
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Mad Dog on August 24, 2000
Format: Paperback
You might not find the literary style of this book to be a knockout, but, like Jerzy Kukuzka's "My Vertical World", the content will probably blow you away. Hermann fought his way past numerous obstacles on his way to the summit of Nanga and did so with impeccable style. It's a guaranteed classic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Eric Kassan VINE VOICE on September 25, 2005
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This book, written by Hermann Buhl, was largely re-written by his friend and editor Kurt Maix, at least according to Reinhold Messner, author of a climber's biography of Herman Buhl. This may be so, but I think this book conveys what Hermann Buhl wanted to say- after all he approved it.

While text such as "[my recollections of Nanga Parbat] are ... shining, alluring visions which sear one's heart and wipe out all memory of distress, worry, and disappointment" does not sound like his words, I think they well describe the sensation. And that is one of the key differences between this book and Messner's book, "Hermann Buhl- Climbing Without Compromise". This book conveys, as a detached writer would, the thoughts and feelings more than the exact words or technical details of Buhl's life. For those who prefer, or want additionally, to "hear" Buhl's own voice, and many more\technical details of his accomplishments, I recommend Messner's book.

FYI, the 1987 Movie "The Climb" only covers Buhl's climb of Nanga Parbat, but keeps fairly close to what is described here, and even "quotes" Buhl from this book.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By K. Freeman on January 31, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is the sort of book that belongs in the collection of anyone interested in mountaineering literature. Much of it is written (perhaps partially the translator's fault) in a wordy, romantic style full of "the brotherhood of the rope" and so on, which is more likely to inspire laughter than swelling emotion from today's reader. Nevertheless, Buhl's accomplishments were amazing and the book is worth reading as a chronicle of his career.
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