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By Alan Hinkes

during this lovely large-format publication, British mountaineer Alan Hinkes describes for the 1st time in a single position his reviews of mountain climbing all 14 of the peaks over 8000m: the world's maximum mountains, within the Himalaya and Karakoram. whereas the images - regardless of being taken in very unlikely stipulations - trap the wonder and majesty of the mountain landscapes of the roof of the area, the textual content describes the minute-by-minute fight to outlive in 'the demise zone', not to mention climb to the summits, usually solo and in roaring winds and Arctic temperatures. in addition to reflecting at the Yorkshire formative years and primary Alpine ascents that obtained him to his first 8000m summit test, and the lifestyles that he has led and plans to guide seeing that changing into the 1st Briton to arrive the entire 8000ers, Alan remembers the mountain climbing partners he met alongside the way in which, numerous of whom have died of their liked mountains, the trek-ins, the bottom camps, the setbacks and the triumphs. A publication to problem and encourage mountain-lovers everywhere.

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