The Second Death of George Mallory

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As a child, Reinhold Messner's mother read him stories about George Mallory and fellow climber Andrew Irvine; their heroic and tragic attempt to scale the world's tallest peak in 1924 inspired his own unequalled exploits in the Himalayas. To Messner, Mallory was a climber of the purest order, and his final ascent a work of genius, beauty and unparalleled courage. His disappearance haunted and inspired the imagination. Though Mallory's remains were discovered in 1999, the question of whether or not he made it to the top of Everest rests unanswered. Moreover, believes Messner, though we have found Mallory's bones we have lost or destroyed the spirit of amateur adventure that pushed him inexorably higher. Today, climbing Everest has become a mundane media event involving sophisticated equipment and corporate funding. THE SECOND DEATH OF GEORGE MALLORY is both an investigation into the death of George Mallory and a deeply felt homage - to a mountain, to the spirit of an age, and to the man who inspired those who followed in his footsteps.

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Praise for The Second Death of George Mallory "[A] passionate telling of man's quest for the summit."--"Rocky Mountain News" "Like a detective, Reinhold Messner studies all angles of Mallory's final climb in 1924 and comes up with conclusions that honor the subject, and both move and enlighten the reader."--Paul Pritchard, author of "The Totem Pole: And a Whole New Adventure "and two-time winner of the Boardman Tasker Award "[A] compelling book that conveys the dangers, frustrations and exhilaration of high-altitude mountaineering . . . Messner expertly leads readers on a thrilling expedition into a freezing, treacherous world."--"Tampa Tribune" "This tribute will resonate most strongly with veteran climbers, but even armchair enthusiasts will be gripped by Messner's seductive and uplifting narrative."--"Publishers Weekly" "An utterly engrossing portrait of a climber and a spirit no longer with us." --"Booklist"

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Reinhold Messner is known as one of history's greatest Himalayan mountaineers. He was the first person to climb all fourteen of the world's 8,000-meter peaks, many of them solo. Climber, writer, photographer, and filmmaker, Messner has published more than thirty books. His most recent is" My Quest for the Yeti."

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