In eisige Höhen
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Piper ebooks
Im Mai 1996 nahm der amerikanische Journalist Jon Krakauer an einer Mount-Everest-Expedition teil, die in einer Katastrophe endete. Mehrere Gruppen drängten auf den Gipfel. Darunter die um den erfahrenen neuseeländischen Bergsteiger Rob Hall sowie die »Mountain Madness Expedition« des US-Amerikaners Scott Fischer. Jon Krakauer, Mitglied in Rob Halls Team, stand selbst auf dem Gipfel und erlebte danach hautnah Halls Todeskampf und den seiner Gefährten mit. Am Ende hatten zwölf Menschen ihr Leben verloren. Krakauers packende, schonungslose Schilderung der dramatischen Ereignisse »In eisige Höhen« (»Into thin Air«) erzählt die wahren Hintergründe zur Tragödie am Mount Everest. Sie wurde zu einem Meilenstein der Bergliteratur und setzte eine Diskussion um die Auswüchse kommerziellen Bergsteigens in Gang, die bis heute anhält. Das vorliegende Werk sind Auszüge aus Jon Krakauers Weltbestseller. Sie behandeln die entscheidenden Stunden zwischen Leben und Tod am 10. und 11. Mai 1996.
Into Thin Air
Author: Jon Krakauer
When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... Into Thin Air is the definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Taking the reader step by step from Katmandu to the mountain's deadly pinnacle, Krakauer has his readers shaking on the edge of their seat. Beyond the terrors of this account, however, he also peers deeply into the myth of the world's tallest mountain. What is is about Everest that has compelled so many poeple--including himself--to throw caution to the wind, ignore the concerns of loved ones, and willingly subject themselves to such risk, hardship, and expense? Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement. From the Paperback edition.
Author: Anatoli Boukreev, G. Weston DeWalt
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Everest, the major motion picture from Universal Pictures, is set for wide release on September 18, 2015. Read The Climb, Anatoli Boukreev (portrayed by Ingvar Sigurðsson in the film) and G. Weston DeWalt’s compelling account of those fateful events on Everest. In May 1996 three expeditions attempted to climb Mount Everest on the Southeast Ridge route pioneered by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. Crowded conditions slowed their progress. Late in the day twenty-three men and women-including expedition leaders Scott Fischer and Rob Hall-were caught in a ferocious blizzard. Disoriented and out of oxygen, climbers struggled to find their way down the mountain as darkness approached. Alone and climbing blind, Anatoli Boukreev brought climbers back from the edge of certain death. This new edition includes a transcript of the Mountain Madness expedition debriefing recorded five days after the tragedy, as well as G. Weston DeWalt's response to Into Thin Air author Jon Krakauer.
The Crystal Horizon
Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
The author describes his solo climb of the world's highest mountain and briefly discusses the history of past expeditions
Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
Als Reinhold Messner 1979 in Kathmandu erfährt, dass der japanische Bergsteiger Naomi Uemura die Erlaubnis erhalten hat, den Mount Everest im Winter 1980/81 im Alleingang zu besteigen, kennt er nur ein Ziel: Er muss ihm zuvorkommen. Seit seinem Alleingang zum 8125 Meter hohen Nanga Parbat weiß Messner, dass auch die Besteigung des Everest, des mit 8848 Metern höchsten Gipfels der Erde, allein möglich ist. Messner handelt sofort, und es gelingt ihm, eine Expeditionsgenehmigung für die Zeit von Juni bis Ende August 1980 zu bekommen. Schon einmal stand Reinhold Messner auf dem Everest. Das war 1978. Nun wird er ein zweites Mal gehen, wieder ohne künstlichen Sauerstoff, aber diesmal auch ohne Kletterpartner, ohne feste Lagerkette, ohne Träger und über eine neue Route auf der tibetischen Seite. Messners Bericht über die alpinistische Sensation seiner Solobesteigung schildert nicht nur den Kampf ums Überleben angesichts der gewaltigen Herausforderungen der Natur, wie Monsunstürme, Gletscherspalten und die sauerstoffarme Luft in achttausend Meter Höhe, sondern vor allem auch die Abenteuer der Psyche an den Grenzen menschlicher Belastbarkeit und das mystische Erleben der Einsamkeit in eisiger Natur.
Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective of one who has battled peaks like K2, Denali, Everest, and, of course, the Eiger. Always with a keen eye, an open heart, and a hunger for the ultimate experience, he gives us unerring portraits of the mountaineering experience. Yet Eiger Dreams is more about people than about rock and ice—people with that odd, sometimes maniacal obsession with mountain summits that sets them apart from other men and women. Here we meet Adrian the Romanian, determined to be the first of his countrymen to solo Denali; John Gill, climber not of great mountains but of house-sized boulders so difficult to surmount that even demanding alpine climbs seem easy; and many more compelling and colorful characters. In the most intimate piece, “The Devils Thumb,” Krakauer recounts his own near-fatal, ultimately triumphant struggle with solo-madness as he scales Alaska's Devils Thumb. Eiger Dreams is stirring, vivid writing about one of the most compelling and dangerous of all human pursuits.
Anthony William, the Medical Medium, has helped tens of thousands of people heal from ailments that have been misdiagnosed or ineffectively treated —or that medical communities can’t resolve. And he’s done it all by listening to a divine voice that literally speaks into his ear, telling him what is at the root of people’s pain or illness and what they need to do to be restored to health.In his first book, the New York Times bestseller Medical Medium, Anthony revealed how to treat dozens of illnesses with targeted healing regimens in which nutrition played a major role. Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods delves deeper into the healing power of over 50 fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, and wild foods that can have an extraordinary effect on health. Anthony explains each food —s properties, the symptoms and conditions it can help relieve or heal, and the emotional and spiritual benefits it brings. And for each food, he offers a delicious recipe to help you enjoy its maximum benefit, from sweet potatoes with braised cabbage stuffing to honey-coconut ice cream and chewy apricot bars. You’ll discover: • Why wild blueberries are the “resurrection food,” asparagus is the fountain of youth, and lemons can lift your spirits when you’ve had bad news • The best foods to eat if you have gallstones, hypertension, brain fog, thyroid issues, or migraines —plus hundreds more symptoms and conditions that may be holding you back • The particular healing powers of kiwis, cucumbers, cat’s claw, coconut, and much more • Insight into cravings, how to use stress to your advantage, and the key role fruit plays in fertility Much of Anthony’s information is dramatically different from the conventional wisdom of medical communities, and much of it has never appeared anywhere before. So don’t expect to hear the same old food facts rehashed here. Instead, expect to get a whole new understanding of why oranges offer more than just vitamin C —and a powerful set of tools for healing from illness and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe and well.
This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.
Author: Jon Krakauer
Missoula, Montana, is home to a highly regarded state university whose beloved football team inspires a rabidly loyal fan base. Between January 2008 and May 2012, the Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults reported by students to the Missoula police. Many of the alleged perpetrators played for the Grizzlies. Few of the cases were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In Missoula, Krakauer chronicles the searing experiences of some of the victims: the nights when they were raped; their fear and self-doubt in the aftermath; the way they were treated by police, prosecutors, and defense attorneys; their bravery in pushing forward and what it cost them. Krakauer's dispassionate, rigorously documented account of what these women endured cuts through the abstract ideological debate about campus rape. College-age women are not raped because they are promiscuous, or send mixed signals, or seek attention. They are the victims of a terrible crime, deserving of fairness from a justice system that is clearly broken.
Veronika Decides to Die
Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: Harper Collins
Twenty-four-year-old Veronika seems to have everything -- youth and beauty, boyfriends and a loving family, a fulfilling job. But something is missing in her life. So, one cold November morning, she takes a handful of sleeping pills expecting never to wake up. But she does -- at a mental hospital where she is told that she has only days to live. Inspired by events in Coelho's own life, Veronika Decides to Die questions the meaning of madness and celebrates individuals who do not fit into patterns society considers to be normal. Bold and illuminating, it is a dazzling portrait of a young woman at the crossroads of despair and liberation, and a poetic, exuberant appreciation of each day as a renewed opportunity.
Here is Jon Krakauer’s portrait of the iconoclastic architect Christopher Alexander, whose revolutionary human-centered approach has shaken the foundations of modern architecture. Krakauer delves into Alexander’s life and career, from his theories on a timeless “pattern language” that could be used to create buildings and towns that were simultaneously more livable and more beautiful, to his belief that architecture is correctly viewed as a powerful social instrument; from his on-site drafting techniques to his design process that, like a cocoon, shapes a building from the inside out. With trademark rigor, nuance, and insight, Krakauer powerfully draws us into Alexander’s singular vision of human-centered design—one in which people reclaim control over their built environment.
'Unputdownable!' Sir Ranulph Fiennes * * * * * * * A murder. A mystery that will change everything. Will Jaeger's family are gone, and they're not coming back. But there's one thing he can fix. His best friend has been found dead, and he's going to catch the monsters that killed him. To do it, Jaeger assembles an expert team of ex-SAS soldiers. They must head deep into the Amazon rainforest. It seems his friend was on the trail of an old Nazi bomber. And someone definitely wants it kept secret. As things go wrong, and Jaeger closes the net on his friend's killer, he comes to realise one thing. Everything is connected. And, for one man, the War never ended . . . A modern, edge-of-your-seat thriller, shrouded in the shadows cast by Nazi Germany. Great for fans of Gregg Hurwitz, James Swallow, and I Am Pilgrim. * * * * * * * What readers are saying about BEAR GRYLLS: GHOST FLIGHT: 'A gripping thriller set in the darkest of days', Jonathan Ross 'Men don't come much tougher than daredevil climber and adventurer, Bear Grylls', SUN 'A great adventure, superbly written!' Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'If you want a page-turning, action packed adventure story with hints of WWII then look no further', Amazon reviewer, 5 stars 'Will resonate with fans of classic spy thrillers', MAIL ON SUNDAY 'I loved it from beginning to end, and I can't wait to read what happens next', Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 'Once I finished this one I went straight back & got the next in the Will Jaeger series!', Amazon reviewer, 5 stars
Dark Shadows Falling
Author: Joe Simpson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
The author offers a personal interpretation of the values of mountaineering by describing his own climbing experiences and relating them to the Mt. Everest deaths of May 1996
Upon That Mountain
Author: Eric Shipton
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Upon that Mountain is the first autobiography of the mountaineer and explorer Eric Shipton. In it, he describes all his pre-war climbing, including his Everest bids of the 1930s, and his second Karakoram survey in 1939, when he returned to Snow Lake to complete the mapping of the ranges flanking the Hispar and Choktoi glacier systems around the Ogre. Crossing great swathes of the Himalaya, the book, like so many of Shipton’s works, is both entertaining and an important addition to the mountain literature genre. It captures an important period in mountaineering history - that just before the Second World War - an ends on an elegiac note as Shipton describes his last evening at the starkly-beautiful snow lake, before he returns to a ‘civilisation’ about to embark on a cataclysmic war.