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The first English-language edition was Nanga Parbat pilgrimage (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1956), published in the United States as The lonely challenge (Dutton, New York, 1956)"--Title page verso.

Author: Hermann Buhl


ISBN: 1680512390

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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"This edition was originally published in 2016 by Vertebrate Publishing"--Title page verso.
2018 By Hermann Buhl

Written shortly after Buhl's return from the mountain, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage is a classic of mountaineering literature that has inspired thousands of climbers.

Author: Hermann Buhl

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 1910240583


Page: 448

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In 1953 Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat - the ninth-highest mountain in the world, and the third 8,000-metre peak to be climbed, following Annapurna and Everest. On a mountain that had claimed thirty-one lives, an exhausted Buhl waded through deep snow and climbed over technical ground to reach the summit, driven on by an 'irresistible urge'. Written shortly after Buhl's return from the mountain, 'Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage' is a classic of mountaineering literature that has inspired thousands of climbers.
2015-08-03 By Hermann Buhl

In 1953 Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat - the ninth-highest mountain in the world, and the third 8,000-metre peak to be climbed, following Annapurna and Everest.

Author: Hermann Buhl

Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing

ISBN: 9781910240595

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

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In 1953 Hermann Buhl made the first ascent of Nanga Parbat - the ninth-highest mountain in the world, and the third 8,000-metre peak to be climbed, following Annapurna and Everest. It was one of the most incredible and committed climbs ever made. Continuing alone and without supplementary oxygen, Buhl made a dash for the summit after his partners turned back. On a mountain that had claimed thirty-one lives, an exhausted Buhl waded through deep snow and climbed over technical ground to reach the summit, driven on by an 'irresistible urge'. After a night spent standing on a small ledge at over 8,000 metres, Buhl returned forty-one hours later, exhausted and at the very limit of his endurance. Written shortly after Buhl's return from the mountain, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage is a classic of mountaineering literature that has inspired thousands of climbers. It follows Buhl's inexorable rise from rock climber to alpinist to mountaineer, until, almost inevitably, he makes his phenomenal Nanga Parbat climb. Buhl's book, and ascent, reminded everyone that, while the mountains could never be conquered, they could be climbed with sufficient enthusiasm, spirit and dedication.
2015-04-30 By Hermann Buhl

Author: Hermann Buhl


ISBN: 0340264985

Category: Mountaineers

Page: 360

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1981-06-01 By Hermann Buhl

" - 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

ISBN: 0898866782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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"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 classicNanga Parbat Pilgrimage Hermann Buhl -- the first man to stand atop Nanga Parbat, and legendary for his will to push himself to the last -- wasthe 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, inHermann 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 ofthe 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.

Buhl, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage, 309–10; W. Frauenberger and Hermann Buhl, “The Ascent of Nanga Parbat,” Alpine Journal59 (Nov. 1954): 371. Buhl's Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage was reprinted in the United States as Lonely Challenge in 1956. 19.

Author: Maurice Isserman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300164206

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 579

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In the first comprehensive history of Himalayan mountaineering in 50 years, the authors offer detailed, original accounts of the most significant climbs since the 1890s, and they compellingly evoke the social and cultural worlds that gave rise to those expeditions.
2010-01-01 By Maurice Isserman

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage. Trans. Hugh Merrick. London: Penguin, 1982, first published 1956. Chakrabarty, Dipesh. Rethinking Working-Class History: Bengal, 1890–1940. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989. Chicken, Lutz. “Nanga Parbat ...

Author: Jonathan Neale

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429978583

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The true story of the tragedy and survival on one of the world's most dangerous mountains. In 1922 Himalayan climbers were British gentlemen, and their Sherpa and Tibetan porters were "coolies," unskilled and inexperienced casual laborers. By 1953 Sherpa Tenzing Norgay stood on the summit of Everest, and the coolies had become the "Tigers of the Snow." Jonathan Neale's absorbing new book is both a compelling history of the oft-forgotten heroes of mountaineering and a gripping account of the expedition that transformed the Sherpas into climbing legends. In 1934 a German-led team set off to climb the Himalayan peak of Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain on earth. After a disastrous assault in 1895, no attempt had been made to conquer the mountain for thirty-nine years. The new Nazi government was determined to prove German physical superiority to the rest of the world. A heavily funded expedition was under pressure to deliver results. Like all climbers of the time, they did not really understand what altitude did to the human body. When a hurricane hit the leading party just short of the summit, the strongest German climbers headed down and left the weaker Germans and the Sherpas to die on the ridge. What happened in the next few days of death and fear changed forever how the Sherpa climbers thought of themselves. From that point on, they knew they were the decent and responsible people of the mountain. Jonathan Neale interviewed many old Sherpa men and women, including Ang Tsering, the last man off Nanga Parbat alive in 1934. Impeccably researched and superbly written, Tigers of the Snow is the compelling narrative of a climb gone wrong, set against the mountaineering history of the early twentieth century, the haunting background of German politics in the 1930s, and the hardship and passion of life in the Sherpa valleys.
2002-06-29 By Jonathan Neale

In his Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage, Hermann Buhl eloquently sums up the state of affairs and perception of the Naked Mountain in 1953: “Nanga Parbat—a symbol to conjure with in the world of mountaineers and for millions, elsewhere, too.

Author: Robert Hauptman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781589798427

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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Deadly Peaks is a collection of the most notable mountaineering disasters and near-disasters in history. Exhaustively researched by two of the most respected authorities on mountaineering history, the book is structured in a unique way: Longer recitations in chronological order followed by a group of briefer narratives, which all offer an intimate glimpse into the worst case-scenarios high altitude adventure can offer.
2016-10-01 By Robert Hauptman

11. Macdonald Critchley, “Idea of a Presence.” Chapter Eight 9. Donald Heath and David Reid Williams, Man at High. 1. Hermann Buhl, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: The Lonely Challenge (London: Baton Wicks, 1998).

Author: John Geiger

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781847677709

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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The Third Man Factor tells the revealing story behind an extraordinary idea: that people at the very edge of death, often adventurers or explorers, experience a benevolent presence beside them who encourages them to make one final effort to survive. If only a handful of people had ever experienced the Third Man, it might be dismissed as an unusual delusion shared by a few overstressed minds. But the amazing thing is this: over the years, the experience has occurred again and again, to mountaineers, divers, polar explorers, prisoners of war, solo sailors, aviators, astronauts and 9/11 survivors. All have escaped traumatic events only to tell strikingly similar stories of having experienced the close presence of a helper or guardian. The mysterious force has been explained as everything from hallucination to divine intervention. Recent neurological research suggests something else. In The Third Man Factor John Geiger combines history, scientific analysis and great adventure stories to explain this secret to survival, a Third Man who — in the words of legendary Italian climber Reinhold Messner — ‘leads you out of the impossible.’
2009-07-02 By John Geiger

He is the only person to make the first ascent of an “8,000er” solo and his route has been repeated just once AUSTRIA • Becomes an international star and publishes his autobiography, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage TOE SAVERS Buhl spent the ...

Author: Royal Geographical Society

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241410141

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 360

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Celebrating a tradition of bravery, thirst for knowledge, and pursuit of glory, this ebook tells the stories of the most famous mountaineers in history and explores the climbs that they conquered. Mountaineers is filled with stirring tales of adventure and intriguing characters, from the Brits who insisted on hauling cases of vintage champagne up to Everest base camp in 1924, to the Italian Duke of the Abruzzi who took 10 iron bedsteads up Alaska's Malaspina glacier. It chronicles the stories of the pioneers who first conquered the heights of this planet, from Otzi the Iceman to Edmund Hillary, important scientific discoveries that were made along the way, and accounts of great bravery, fellowship, altruism, and humour in the face of adversity. The ebook features fact files for over 100 famous mountaineers and stunning photography of the mountains they scaled, and contains rare artefacts that were found on their journeys, previously unpublished photographs, and specially commissioned route maps to recreate history's greatest ascents. The book also charts the development of technology, equipment, and techniques from the tweed hacking jackets and pipe-smoking of the early mountaineers to the sophisticated kit being used today.

On the 1953 German-Austrian expedition to Nanga Parbat, see: Hermann Buhl, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage (1956), aka Lonely Challenge (1956); W. Frauenberger and Hermann Buhl, “The Ascent of Nanga Parbat,” Alpine Journal, LIX, 289 (November ...

Author: Scott Ellsworth

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473649637

Category: History

Page: 416

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Longlisted for the 2020 William Hill Sports Book of the Year 'A gripping history' THE ECONOMIST 'The World Beneath Their Feet contains plenty of rollicking stories' THE TIMES 'Gripping' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'So far as adventure stories go, this book is tops.' Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump '[Ellsworth] recasts the era as a great Himalayan race...[and] it works brilliantly...his account of the 1953 ascent of Everest...feels unusually fresh' THE SUNDAY TIMES 'Like if Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air met Lauren Hillenbrand's Unbroken ... an inviting and engrossing read' SPORTS ILLUSTRATED One of the most compelling international dramas of the 20th century and an unforgettable saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement-all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war. While tension steadily rose between European powers in the 1930s, a different kind of battle was raging across the Himalayas. Contingents from Great Britain, Nazi Germany, and the United States had set up rival camps at the base of the mountains, all hoping to become recognized as the fastest, strongest, and bravest climbers in the world. Carried on across nearly the entire sweep of the Himalayas, this contest involved not only the greatest mountain climbers of the era, but statesmen and millionaires, world-class athletes and bona fide eccentrics, scientists and generals, obscure villagers and national heroes. Centered in the 1930s, with one brief, shining postwar coda, the contest was a struggle between hidebound traditionalists and unknown innovators, one that featured new techniques and equipment, unbelievable courage and physical achievement, and unparalleled valor. And death. One Himalayan peak alone, Nanga Parbat in Kashmir, claimed twenty-five lives in less than three years. Climbing the Himalayas was the Greatest Generation's moonshot--one shrouded in the onset of war, interrupted by it, and then fully accomplished. A gritty, fascinating history that promises to enrapture fans of Hampton Side, Jon Krakauer, and Laura Hillenbrand, The World Beneath Their Feet brings this forgotten story back to life.
2020-02-20 By Scott Ellsworth

Karl Maria Herrligkoffer, Nanga Parbat 1953 (München: J.F. Lehmann's Verlag, 1953),4. 51. Ibid., 129. 52. Peter H.Hansen, 'Confetti of ... Hermann Buhl, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1956),12. 66. Ibid., 299. 67.

Author: T. Neuhaus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137264831

Category: History

Page: 264

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Neuhaus explores the roots of the long-standing European fascination with Tibet, from the Dalai Lama to the Abominable Snowman. Surveying a wide range of travel accounts, official documents, correspondence and fiction, he examines how different people thought about both Tibet and their home cultures.
2012-08-07 By T. Neuhaus

Herman Buhl (1956) Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage, London: Hodder and stoughton. 3. Reinhold Messner (1980). Solo, Nanga Parbat, New York: oxford University Press. 4. D. N. Wadia (1931) 'the syntaxis of the Northwest Himalaya: Its Rocks, ...

Author: Mike Searle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199653003

Category: History

Page: 438

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Explains how these mountain ranges were formed and describes the expeditions through which the author, a geologist and mountaineer, gained the evidence he needed to support his theories about the process of their formation.
2013-03-28 By Mike Searle

Nanga Parbat adventure B69 Nanga Parbat pilgrimage B210 Narrative of an ascent to the summit of Mont Blanc A75 C82 F18 H55 Narrative of a journey to the summit of Mont Blanc H1 19 Navigations K15 Nawok! T15 Ndeiya, guide to Q81 1 ...

Author: Jill Neate

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 0938567047

Category: History

Page: 296

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Long established as a standard reference work worldwide, this is a thorough bibliography of all mountaineering books that are of practical use to climbers or for reading pleasure or historical interest. Documenting more than 2000 books of mountaineering literature, it also includes nearly 900 climber's guidebooks, a sampling of more than 400 works of mountaineering fiction, plus journals and bibliographies.
1998-06 By Jill Neate

In his autobiography, Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage (also published as Lonely Challenge), he recalls his friends saying, “We can see Hermann's finished, now that he's started with the girls!” Buhl was confident, though, and wrote, ...

Author: John Sherman

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594853968

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 906

Both brilliant and funny, John Sherman has a loyal following Features the best of Climbing magazine's Verm's World Insightful and often irreverent profiles of some of North America's best climbers Outrageous, talented, and a force to be reckoned with, John Sherman is always willing to spout an opinion that's sure to raise eyebrows. This rowdy collection of biting satire, parody profiles, barely restrained rants, and genuine reflections on climbing's unsung heroes is no different. Blending his juiciest Verm's World columns from Climbing magazine with previously unpublished (or, perhaps, unpublishable?) stories, Sherman pulls no punches, even on himself. From his college exploits in buildering on the Berkeley campus, to his quest for the Fab 50, to his years as a nomadic boulderer, Sherman shares the best, and the worst, he has found in the people and places he encountered along the way. Climbers will discover valuable excuse-making techniques in The Dog Ate My Belay Plate; they will aspire to the very un-PC All Vermin Team; and they will challenge themselves with The Verm's World History Aptitude Test. Who could ask for more?
2012-10-09 By John Sherman

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage (1956). Nanga Parbat was the German 8,000 m peak, and Buhl tells its story, as well as the story of his epic first ascent. Child, Greg. Postcards from the Ledge (1998). A collection of mountain journalism ...

Author: Jeffrey Mccarthy

Publisher: University of Nevada Press

ISBN: 9780874174595

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 647

Contact collects new and classic first-person climbing stories from North America’s best-known climbers and writers. Mountain climbers are important but overlooked commentators on the environment, and this collection of alpine adventures demonstrates the relationship between climbers and nature both for a popular audience and for academics working in the field of environmental literature. Contributors include Gary Snyder, John Daniel, Chris McNamara, and Greg Child.
2016-06-01 By Jeffrey Mccarthy

(His Lonely Challenge—the American title of Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage—is a riveting memoir.) Bibliography: Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage (1956), Summits and Secrets (1971) by Kurt Diemberger, Hermann Buhl: Climbing Without Compromise (2001) by ...

Author: Frederic Hartemann

Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781461703310

Category: Nature

Page: 400

View: 544

The Mountain Encyclopedia is the first A to Z compendium on all matters related to mountains including geological, geographical, and zoological terms and concepts as well as climbing and historical details. This books is both a reference and a guide for mountain and outdoor enthusiasts such as hikers, climbers, and mountaineers. It's filled with spectacular color photographs of breathtaking climbing and mountain scenes, many taken by the authors during their expeditions. Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of the late Tenzing Norgay wrote the forward.
2005-06-15 By Frederic Hartemann

Buhl, Hermann: Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage (Hodder & Stoughton, 1956; latest edition, Bâton Wicks, 1998) Remembered for his bold ascent in 1953 of Himalayan giant Nanga Parbat, Austrian mountaineer Hermann Buhl (1924–57) learned his craft ...

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783626144

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 176

This book is a celebration of mountain huts, showcasing the the sheer variety and sometimes quirky nature of these buildings that allow walkers, trekkers and climbers to access remote corners of the mountains. Packed with entertaining stories that bring the places and people to life, it contains descriptions of the author's favourite huts in the Alps, along with suggestions for hut-to-hut tours of 3-13 days duration, including the Tour of Mont Blanc. It also traces the history of huts and how they have evolved from the most primitive of shelters to the often purpose-built, eco-friendly buildings of today. For the uninitiated, it unravels some of the mystery of huts and explains how to use them and what facilities to expect. Above all, it illustrates the way in which mountain huts can be truly sociable places, where like-minded people can spend a night or two in the most magical of locations and share a love of wild places.
2018-04-15 By Kev Reynolds

(Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage) But it would be wrong to imagine that the Kaisergebirge is only for climbers, for the massif is also criss-crossed with walkers' trails; paths that skirt the steep cliffs, that meander through forest and across ...

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783623983

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

View: 324

A comprehensive guidebook detailing walking routes in Austria. The 101 walks reflect the diversity of this popular region and cover Austria's magnificent Alps - including the Rätikon, Silvretta, Stubai and Zillertal - as well as the Dachsteingebirge, Hohe Tauern and the Karawanken. Graded according to difficulty and ranging from short walks of a few kilometres to day hikes and multi-day hut-to-hut tours, from the classic to the lesser-known, there is something to suit every level of ability and ambition. A full description of each route is accompanied by clear sketch maps. This book has all the information you need to make the most of an active walking holiday in Austria, including information on public transport, accommodation, gear required and safety issues, full details of over 100 mountain huts and a German-English glossary. Austria is one of Europe's most walker-friendly countries. Its 40,000km of well-maintained and waymarked trails pass more than a thousand Austrian mountain huts and countless attractive villages, hospitable hotels, inns and restaurants. It also boasts an extensive, integrated public transport system that is particularly useful for walkers.
2021-03-11 By Kev Reynolds

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: The Lonely Challenge. Hodder & Stoughton, London,1956. Curran, Jim.K2: The Story oftheSavage Mountain.Hodder& Stoughton: London, 1995. Desio, Ardito. Ascent ofK2. ElekBooks:London, 1955. Dittert, René, Chevalley ...

Author: Philip Parker

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781844862382

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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At some 1500 miles long and 250 miles at its widest the Himalaya range is home to the fourteen greatest mountain peaks on the planet each of which towers over 8,000 metres. Celebrated by the region�s early ancient kingdoms, many of these peaks remain sacred in both the Hindu and Buddhist religions and have additionally inspired western explorers and adventurers for some 300 years. Himalaya examines the geographical origins of the region, its earliest peoples and the onward western discovery and exploration commencing with the Jesuits, progressing through myriad nineteenth century gentlemen surveyors, culminating in Edmund Hilary and Tensing Norgay�s ascent of Everest in 1953 and continuing to the present day with extreme mountaineers and adventure tourists. However the book does not solely deal with the attempts to summit the majestic Everest. Its broader brief, and chronological structure, allows the inclusion of narrative and journal extracts from the equally heroic pioneering ascents of Himalayan peaks including K2 (1954), Nanga Parbat (1953), Annapurna (1950), Kangchenjunga (1955), and Lhotse (1956) as well as subsequent new frontiers, peaks, routes and mountaineering techniques. The volume includes specially commissioned pieces where legendary climbers reflect on their intrepid experiences and heroism on the highest mountains on earth. These accounts are set beside stunning commissioned cartography, historical photographs, newly shot stills of ephemera and artifacts as well as the most recent Himalayan work from some of the world�s leading adventure photographers.
2012-11-30 By Philip Parker

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