Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Take an Extra 30% Off Any Book: Use promo code HOLIDAY30 at checkout to get an extra 30% off any book for a limited time. Excludes Kindle eBooks and Audible Audiobooks. Restrictions apply.
Learn more |
With this little title Messner begat the modern era of mountaineering. By the time he wrote 'The Seventh Grade' most of the world's highest peaks, and many of the great alpine challenges, had been conquered. Realizing this, Messner re-enforced the idea of how, and why, mountain climbing is important. In 'The Seventh Grade' Messner introduced the idea of aesthetics in mountaineering. Doing it without oxygen, or by a more direct route, or in the winter, all counted as worthwhile challenges, that deserved to be considered alongside simply reaching the summit. Messner taught the world that its not just about getting to the top, but 'experiencing the mountain fully.' Messner shifted the emphasis from the outer accomplishment, to the inner. These ideas have helped shape and, in some ways, even define modern man's concept of adventure. It's not just a great book. It's a whole new way of seeing the world and our interaction with it.
Was this review helpful to you?
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again