On August 20, 1980, Reinhold Messner, the world-renowned master of alpine-style climbing, became the first person to reach the summit of Everest solo and without supplemental oxygen. A vivid account of the expedition, "The Crystal Horizon" also reflects on how he explored his innermost thoughts while facing the most extreme physical challenge he had ever encountered. 217 photos. 36-page color photo insert.

Crystal Horizon: Everest: The First Solo Ascent 1998, Mountaineers Books

ISBN-13: 9780898865745

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The Crystal Horizon: Everest--The First Solo Ascent 1989, Mountaineers Books

ISBN-13: 9780898862072