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Erhard Loretan - Une vie suspendue
Author: Charlie Buffet
Publisher: Guerin édition
ISBN: 2352210879
Pages: 184
Year: 2017-01-12
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"Les 8000, c'est comme les cacahuètes, on ne devrait jamais commencer", s'amusait à dire Erhard Loretan. Lorsqu'il l'a rencontré, en 1995, Charlie Buffet a vite décelé dans ce petit homme d'1,65 mètre, la classe d'un grand. Erhard Loretan rentrait du Népal, il venait de terminer son quatorzième 8000, le Kangchenjunga, comme une plume, avec pour tout bagage des barres de chocolat, une fiasque de sirop d'abricotine. Un sac léger, pour un aller-retour fulgurant. Loretan est un artiste, minimaliste. Dès l'enfance, il aiguise ses crampons sur les faces nord et entre à 15 ans dans le sérail, à Chamonix où le jeu consiste à répéter en plus vite ce qu'ont fait ses illustres prédécesseurs. Il connaît son 7e degré de Messner sur le bout des doigts, dévore les grands classiques dont Rébuffat et Bonatti, sort major de sa promotion de guide à 21 ans, enchaîne les solos et rend hommage à Hermann Buhl en choisissant le Nanga Parbat, son premier 8 000. " Les 8 000, c'est comme les cacahuètes, on ne devrait jamais commencer ", dira-t-il dans un grand rire. C'est que le géant suisse est un taiseux. Il n'aime pas s'épancher. Il fait de la montagne pour le plaisir et grâce à sa capacité à accepter la souffrance. Elle sera mise à rude épreuve en 2001. Son petit garçon meurt, victime du " syndrome du bébé secoué ". " Trois petits coups, fermes et forts ", dira le juge mais seulement trois petits coups pour lesquels Erhard sera condamné. Charlie Buffet ne le verra plus. En tout cas, sa biographie dessine l'image d'un homme lumineux.
The Mountains of My Life
Author: Walter Bonatti
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 037575640X
Pages: 442
Year: 2001
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The legendary mountaineer describes his adventures in such ranges as the Alps and Himalayas, and provides details of what really happened during a controversial 1954 Italian expedition that made the first ascent of K2.
The Beckoning Silence
Author: Joe Simpson
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 095751932X
Pages: 330
Year: 2013-10-14
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Joe Simpson has experienced a life filled with adventure but marred by death. He has endured the painful attrition of climbing friends in accidents, calling into question the perilously exhilarating activity to which he has devoted his life. Probability is inexorably closing in. The tragic loss of a close friend forces a momentous decision upon him. It is time to turn his back on the mountains that he has loved. Never more alive than when most at risk, he has come to see a last climb on the hooded, mile-high North Face of the Eiger as the cathartic finale. In a narrative which takes the reader through extreme experiences, from an avalanche in Bolivia, ice-climbing in the Alps and Colorado and paragliding in Spain - before his final confrontation with the Eiger - Simpson reveals the inner truth of climbing, exploring both the power of the mind and the frailties of the body. The subject of his new book is the siren song of fear and his struggle to come to terms with it.
Night Naked
Author: Erhard Loretan
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 168051007X
Pages: 256
Year: 2016-09-07
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• Loretan is often credited with bringing fast-and-light style to the highest mountains • New foreword by bestselling writer David Roberts On October 5, 1995, Erhard Loretan became the third person to climb all fourteen 8000-meter peaks, and the second to climb them without supplemental oxygen. He also became one of only a handful of individuals to climb Everest via the Hornbein Couloir; he and Jean Troillet completed the roundtrip climb in only 43 hours. An influential climber, Loretan’s story has never before been told in English. He writes with humor, often deprecating his own accomplishments, and he is shockingly honest: On Cho Oyu, for instance, his climbing partner, Pierre-Alain Steiner, fell hundreds of meters. Loretan called out to what he assumed would be a corpse. Unexpectedly, Steiner called back. Loretan writes, knowing that what he is about to share is terrible, that he felt no joy on hearing his friend’s voice because rescue was impossible in so remote a place. This title is part of our LEGENDS AND LORE series. Click here > to learn more.
Four Against the Arctic
Author: David Roberts
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743272315
Pages: 320
Year: 2005-09-02
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Follows the author's reconstruction of the survival story of four eighteenth-century Russian sailors who were shipwrecked on the barren Arctic island of Svalbard for six years, discussing the events of the ice wrecking, the four survivors' minimal provisions, their dependence on driftwood for fire, and their near-death experiences in the wake of polar bear attacks. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Everest 1953
Author: Mick Conefrey
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 159485887X
Pages: 288
Year: 2014-01-31
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CLICK HERE to download a sample from Everest 1953 In the only book to tell the real story of Everest 1953, Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was in fact beset by crises -- both on and off the mountain. To succeed, team leader Colonel John Hunt and his team had to draw on unimaginable skill and determination, as well as sheer British ingenuity. Everest 1953 is not only a gripping true story of courage and adventure, but a fascinating window into the media contest to cover this seminal event in coronation year. The Times had exclusive access to the team, but the Daily Mail and other papers used subterfuge and shenanigans to get their scoops. Revealing the answers to long-enduring controversies -- did Tenzing or Hillary actually reach the top first? -- and exploring the legacy of this great ascent, it is the perfect way to commemorate a year of British sporting triumph.
Les nouveaux alpinistes
Author: Claude Gardien
Publisher: Glénat Livres
ISBN: 2823301208
Pages: 264
Year: 2018-02-14
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L'alpinisme, plus qu'une activité sportive, un mode d'expression sans cesse renouvelé. Et ce n'est pas fini ! « Art de gravir les montagnes », selon la définition ancienne du Larousse, l’alpinisme aurait pu trouver son point final en 1953, quand le sommet de l’Everest a été atteint. Lucien Devies, alors « patron » de l’alpinisme français, ne s’est-il pas interrogé : « Pour les alpinistes, le temps du monde fini commence ». Belle formule, qui sera reprise plusieurs fois, sous d’autres formes, par d’autres observateurs un peu trop pressés d’annoncer la mort de l’activité. Les alpinistes, à chaque fois, ont, par leurs réalisations et leur inventivité, opposé un démenti formel à ces prophètes. Ils n’ont jamais cessé d’aller plus vite, de faire plus dur, plus beau, à la recherche de nouveaux défis et de nouveaux plaisirs. Aujourd’hui, on ouvre des voies extrêmes sur les géants de la Terre, à deux, avec pour seul viatique ce qu’un sac à dos peut contenir. On escalade les plus grandes parois en escalade libre, transposant à haute altitude ou dans les climats polaires les difficultés jusque-là réservées aux spécialistes des courtes falaises ensoleillées d’Espagne ou du sud de la France... Mais les auteurs de ces ascensions, s’ils se préparent avec soin, ne se prennent guère au sérieux. Ils savent que leur alpinisme n’est qu’un jeu, qu’ils mènent entre humour et poésie. Quels sont les hauts faits de ces 40 dernières années, quelles sont les évolutions techniques, éthiques et mentales qui ont mené les nouveaux alpinistes à ce haut niveau de conscience et de réalisation ? Ce livre, qui met en scène les plus emblématiques et les plus attachants des acteurs de cette révolution silencieuse, tente d’explorer les différents domaines d’un alpinisme sans cesse renouvelé.
Mechanics for a New Millennium
Author: Hassan Aref, James W. Phillips
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306469561
Pages: 582
Year: 2007-05-08
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This volume contains the proceedings of the 2000 International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. The book captures a snapshot view of the state of the art in the field of mechanics and will be invaluable to engineers and scientists from a variety of disciplines.
Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69
Author: Edward Whymper
Publisher: London : J. Murray
ISBN:
Pages: 432
Year: 1871
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Poetics of the New History
Author: Philippe Carrard
Publisher:
ISBN: 0801852331
Pages: 280
Year: 1995-10-01
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"Carrard's sensitive readings of the New History substantially refine our understanding of how a number of the Annalistes write. In the process, he makes them far more accessible--and interesting."-- Poetics Today. Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society.
Erhard Loretan
Author: Jean Ammann, Erhard Loretan
Publisher: Saint-Paul
ISBN: 2883550298
Pages: 207
Year: 1996
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Itinéraire vertigineux que celui d'Erhard Loretan, qui le conduit des Préalpes fribourgeoises aux sommets himalayens, de la Dent-de-Broc (1829 m) au Kangchenjunga (8586 m). Le 5 octobre 1995, le Suisse est devenu le troisième homme à avoir gravi les quatorze 8000 de la planète. Jolie performance pour quelqu'un dont la longévité tenait, à 16 ans, du miracle! Pour la première fois, il a décidé de se raconter. Ceci n'est pas un livre, c'est une odyssée verticale, un voyage parmi les 8000 rugissants, une incursion aux confins des 9000 hurlants.
New Monte Rosa Hut SAC
Author:
Publisher: E T H Honggerberg Zurich
ISBN:
Pages: 216
Year: 2010
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The new alpine 'hut' on Monte Rosa, at an altitude of 2883 meters (9458 feet) near Zermatt was opened in September 2009. This innovative building emerged from a collaborative effort between the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, the Swiss Alpine Club (SAC), and many experts and specialist manufacturers. It is also the result of pioneering technologies in design, calculation and building construction. In the form of discussions, essays on special topics, photographs and plans, this volume documents the building's genesis and planning and the construction of what is a milestone in high alpine architecture.
Conquistadors of the Useless
Author: Lionel Terray
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1680510843
Pages: 372
Year: 2008-09-16
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"If my library was to somehow catch fire and I could only save one book, the long out of print Conquistadors of the Useless, by Lionel Terray, would be it." -- Explore magazine "The finest mountaineering narrative ever written." -- David Roberts, author of Mountain of My Fear * One of National Geographic Adventure's "100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time" * The story of ground-breaking climbs told with insight and wit * A mountaineering classic brought back into print Frenchman Lionel Terray is one of mountaineering history's greatest alpinists, and his autobiography, Conquistadors of the Useless, stands among the "100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time", according to National Geographic Adventure magazine. Following World War II, when France desperately needed successes to heal its wounds, Terray emerged as a national hero, conquering summits atop the planet's highest mountains. This biography of Lionel Terry is filled with first-time feats and acts of bravery in the face of unspeakable odds. He climbed with legends such as Maurice Herzog, Gaston Rebuffat, and Louis Lachenal. He made first ascents in the Alps, Alaska, the Andes, and the Himalaya. Terray's gripping story captures the energy of an optimistic world shaking off the restraints of war and austerity. It's a mountaineering classic.
The Unknown Soldier
Author: Linda Granfield
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
ISBN: 043993558X
Pages: 38
Year: 2008
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In the aftermath of the First World War, countries mourned their fallen sons, brothers, husbands, and fathers. In 1920, in both France and England, memorials were erected to those lost heroes who had remained anonymous. Around the world other countries followed suit, each country creating it's own version of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Now, award-winning author Linda Granfield presents her own tribute to these fallen soldiers. Taking readers on a journey to the Tombs in more than a dozen countries, Ms. Granfield shares over 100 photos and images that ultimately reveal a timeless lesson: this November and every November we must remember those who served - both known and unknown.
The Conscience of a Cartoonist
Author: Jeff Danziger
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 0615742793
Pages: 591
Year: 2014-06-08
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The latest from the lauded political cartoonist is a coffee-table collection of his post-9/11 editorial cartoons with extensive, educational commentary.