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Fatal mountaineer : the high-altitude life and death of Willi Unsoeld, American Himalayan legend

Author: Robert Roper
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of two mountaineering expeditions and one of America's greatest climbers, Willi Unsoeld.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: William Francis Unsoeld; William Francis Unsoeld; William Francis Unsoeld
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Roper
ISBN: 0312261535 9780312261535 0312302665 9780312302665
OCLC Number: 48249415
Awards: Winner of Boardman Tasker Memorial Prize 2002.
Description: xii, 306 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Robert Roper.
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In 1963, Willi Unsoeld became a hero for his conquest of the West Ridge of Everest. Unsoeld was also a professor of philosophy. The darker consequences of his philosophy emerged during an expedition  Read more...

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