" - Hermann Buhl * Co-author Reinhold Messner is himself a legendary climber deeply influenced by Buhl's accomplishments * Draws upon previously unpublished resources and interviews with family and friends * Buhl wrote the classic Nanga ...
Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Mountaineering is a relentless pursuit. One climbs further and further yet never reaches the destination. Perhaps that is what gives it its own particular charm. One is constantly searching for something never to be found." - Hermann Buhl * Co-author Reinhold Messner is himself a legendary climber deeply influenced by Buhl's accomplishments * Draws upon previously unpublished resources and interviews with family and friends * Buhl wrote the classic Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage Hermann Buhl -- the first man to stand atop Nanga Parbat, and legendary for his will to push himself to the last -- was the mountaineer of the 1950s. His account, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage, has inspired generations of climbers. Yet that classic, shaped and romanticized by a collaborator, does not reveal the man Buhl really was. Now celebrated mountaineer Reinhold Messner and journalist Horst Hofler publish Buhl in his own words, pure and unadorned, in Hermann Buhl: Climbing without Compromise. Drawing text from Buhl's original climbing diaries, journals, and articles written for mountaineering publications of his time, Messner and Hofler present a portrait of the whole man-strong -- willed, creative, and fragile. A loner, rough-edged in his relations with fellow climbers, Buhl took opposition and disagreements heavily to heart. He was demanding as a father, yet he often sang for his young daughters. Though intense and always pushing his limits on the mountain, he displayed a subtle sense of humor in his journals. Climbing without Compromise also reveals Buhl as an astonishingly modern mountaineer. Indeed, Buhl was a pioneer looking to the future. Buhl lived, above all, for and through his climbing, at a time when no one dreamed about making a living through top alpine achievements. The Buhl Crack on the Cima Canali demonstrates his style as a free climber; his ascent of Broad Peak gives us a glimpse of the super-alpinism of the future. Had Hermann Buhl been born 40 years later, writes Messner, he would surely have been one of the leading sport climbers, and a classic mountaineer without equal. But the whirlwind of energy that was Hermann Buhl was not destined to live a long life. When a cornice collapsed beneath him on Chogolisa, Buhl became instead a tragic hero of the 20th century.
His book Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage must have inspired countless youthful ,
deluded Boy's Own dreams of battling against the odds up terrifying precipices .
Like Bonatti , he always seemed to be surviving terrible bivouacs , fighting his
way up ...
Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage , London ; Lonely Challenge , New York ) Charles
Evans , Kangchenjunga , the Untrodden Peak , London Jean Franco , Makalu ,
Paris 1958 Wilfred Noyce , Climbing the Fish ' s Tail , London 1959 Mike Banks ...
Trekking and climbing in Pakistan , 30 years ' experience . Buhl , H , Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage : London , Hodder & Stoughton , 1981 . Autobiography of the
climber who finally conquered Nanga Parbat . Burnes , Alexander , A Voyage on
His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat , from the final camp , is one of the most
outstanding feats in climbing history . He fell to his death on Chogolisa , while
descending with Kurt Diemberger ( qv ) . * 131 . Nanga Parbat pilgrimage
Translated ( from ...
It was in 1895 that Mummery laid the foundation - stone of the pyramid which
grew to be the history of Nanga Parbat . ... Hermann Buhl , Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage , ( Hodder and Stoughton , 1956 ) . best - known guides ' and two new
(23) While Hermann Buhl's autobiography, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage, devotes
the larger share of its pages to his climbs in the Alps, it is listed under the
Himalaya because of its culminating epic experience in his solo climb to the
summit of ...
Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage , Hermann Buhl . Autobiography of the audacious
climber who " soloed ” Nanga Parbat ' s summit . Mountaineering , C . T . Dent .
The Badminton Library ' s famous and humorous contribution to climbing
Nevertheless , Buhl succumbed to temptation . In his autobiography , Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage ( also published as Lonely Challenge ) , he recalls his friends
saying , " We can Hermann's finished , now that he's started with the girls ! " Buhl
The mountains which he loved shone in the sun , shedding their glory over his
last pilgrimage . Avalanches thundered a salute . One of Willy Merkl ' s letters
home vividly described the events : thank God Of Nanga Parbhave eversantic
Second , I want to make some comments about Buhl ' s book , Achttausend
drüber und drunter ( published in English as Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage - The
Lonely Challenge ) . Whereas the original manuscript was written by Buhl , the
text that ...
Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage. Trans, from the German by Hugh Merrick. London,
1956. Cesen (Tomo). Solo. Milan, 1991. Chariet (Armand). Vocation alpine.
Souvenirs d'un guide de montagne. Neuchatel, 1949. Cichy (Leszek), wlelicki (
Author: Roger Frison-Roche
Beginning with the first conquest of the Alps in the eighteenth century, the drive to scale the world's tallest peaks has inspired generations of amateur and professional climbers and explorers. In breathtaking illustrations and an exciting, accessible text, Roger Frison-Roche and Sylvain Jouty bring the history of mountain climbing vividly to life. Supplemented by biographies of fifty of the world's most celebrated mountain climbers and a detailed chronology, this thrilling chronicle of the triumphs and defeats that have marked the history of the sport will appeal to mountain-climbing enthusiasts and anyone who loves the great outdoors.
Buhl , HERMANN . Lonely Challenge ( published in England as Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage ) . New York : E. P. Dutton & Co. , Inc. , 1956 . BURTON , RICHARD F.
Pilgrimage to Al - Madinah and Meccah . London : Longman , Brown , Green and
( 796-33 ) NANGA PARBAT PILGRIMAGE . Hermann Buhl . Translated from the
German by Hugh Merrick . Hodder & Stoughton , 25s . 1956. 23 cm . 360 pages .
19 photographs . 3 maps . Index . Hermann Buhl , an Austrian , has from the age