The Challenge (Reinhold Messner) soon to be presented for sale on the wonderful BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: London: Kaye & Ward, 1977, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Maps; Title page illustration;
From the cover: In the summer of 1975, Reinhold Messner, 31, and Peter Habeler, 33, climbed the 8,000 metre Hidden Peak, via its most difficult face, without oxygen, fixed ropes, high camps or high-altitude porters and without any contact with the outside world. This was the start not only of a new epoch in Himalaya…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is faded at the edges and nicked at the bottom corner of the upper panel. Pages lightly age-tanned, a little more heavily at the blanks.
Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 205 pages. 9¼” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I entrance you with a variety of books within my Sport Mountaineering catalogue?