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By Alan Hinkes

during this lovely large-format booklet, British mountaineer Alan Hinkes describes for the 1st time in a single position his studies of mountain climbing all 14 of the peaks over 8000m: the world's maximum mountains, within the Himalaya and Karakoram. whereas the pictures - regardless of being taken in very unlikely stipulations - trap the sweetness and majesty of the mountain landscapes of the roof of the area, the textual content describes the minute-by-minute fight to outlive in 'the demise zone', not to mention climb to the summits, usually solo and in roaring winds and Arctic temperatures. in addition to reflecting at the Yorkshire early life and primary Alpine ascents that obtained him to his first 8000m summit test, and the existence that he has led and plans to steer considering that turning into the 1st Briton to arrive the entire 8000ers, Alan recollects the hiking partners he met alongside the way in which, a number of of whom have died of their liked mountains, the trek-ins, the bottom camps, the setbacks and the triumphs. A ebook to problem and encourage mountain-lovers everywhere.

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