New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.
First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. 268 pp, illustrated with color and b/w photographs.Slight softening to spine ends, else a fine copy. Briefly inscribed and signed by Messner beneath the epigraph. Dust jacket is price-clipped and has just a touch of wear at the corners. Describes Messner's successful solo ascent of the Diamir Flank after three failed attempts on the mountain, one of which killed his brother. Also includes a history of expeditions to and successful ascents of Nanga Parbat. Neat M91.