EVEREST: Impossible Victory.
Edition: First UK printing.
London: Arlington Books Publishers Ltd (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - A first person account of a record breaking ascent of Everest by this Austrian mountaineer. On May 8, 1978 Peter Habeler and Reinhold Messner, two experienced mountaineering partners, succeed in climbing to the main summit of Everest relying entirely upon their own bodily resources - without the aid of artificial oxygen, something which the medical world thought to be impossible. Although their first attempt at crossing the "death zone" was defeated by a raging storm, when weather conditions improved, Habeler set off a second time - and succeeded in breaking all mountaineering records. Illustrated throughout with photographs, including some in full color. Translated from the German by David Heald. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-851403174.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped)