Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell

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Mountaineers, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 381 pages
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Messner is arguably the greatest living mountaineer/explorer. Here he recounts the first crossing on foot, with Arved Fuchs, of Antarctica in 92 days ending in mid-February, 1990. Fine photos, many in color. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

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About the author (1991)

Since 1969, Reinhold Messner has gone on more than one hundred expeditions to the mountains and deserts of the earth. Recognized as one of the greatest mountaineers of all time, Messner does without expansion bolts, oxygen masks, or satellite phones. He has achieved a great many first ascents, conquered all fourteen of the worlds 8,000-meter peaks, succeeded in traversing Greenland, and provided an answer to the mystery of the Yeti. He is the author of Everest, The Crystal Horizon, Free Spirit, Antarctica, To the Top of the World, and All 14 Eight-Thousanders, among other titles. He lives with his family in the South Tyrol in Italy.

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