First Edition of Reinhold Messner's The Crystal Horizon: Everest- The First Solo Ascent; Inscribed by Him
The Crystal Horizon: Everest- The First Solo Ascent.
Item Number: 83577
Seattle: Crowood Press, 1989.
First edition of the account of the first solo ascent of Mt. Everest. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Toby, R. Messner.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Translated by Jill Neate and Audrey Salkeld.
On August 20th, 1980 Reinhold Messner reached the summit of Everest, alone and without the use of oxygen. This is his vivid account of this extraordinary achievement and the profound reflections the ascent inspired.