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Author Messner, Reinhold, 1944- author.

Title Fall of heaven : Whymper's tragic Matterhorn climb / Reinhold Messner ; translated by Billi Bierling.

Publication Info. Seattle, Washington : Mountaineers Books, [2017]
©2015, ©2017
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 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO WHYMPER    AVAILABLE
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Description 206 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Legends and lore series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "Originally published as Absturz des Himmels, S. Fischer Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, 2015"--T.p. verso.
Summary "As 'Fall of Heaven' begins, we join professional mountain guide Jean Antoine Carrel as he tries and fails, again and again, to summit the Matterhorn, one of the most famous and iconic peaks in the Alps. Is it the Devil's mountain, as the locals call it? Should he heed the village priest who warned that its summit was not meant to be climbed? Carrel is undeterred, he just needs capable climbers to join him. Enter Edward Whymper, who in 1861 at the age of 21 decided, unbeknownst to Carrel, that he would be the first to climb the Matterhorn."--Provided by publisher.
Subject Mountaineering -- Matterhorn (Switzerland and Italy) -- History -- 19th century.
Mountaineers -- Biography.
Matterhorn (Switzerland and Italy) -- History -- 19th century.
Whymper, Edward, 1840-1911.
Carrel, Jean-Antoine.
Genre Biographies.
Added Author Bierling, Billi, translator.
Added Title Absturz des Himmels. English.
ISBN 9781680510850 (trade paper)
1680510851 (trade paper)
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