A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]: Garcia, João
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A Mais Alta Solidão: O Primeiro Português no Cume do Evereste [The Highest Solitude: The First Portugese on the Summit of Everest]

Author(s): Garcia, João

Copyright: 2011, Portugal
Specifications: 13th, 8vo, pp.255, 16 color & 12 bw photos, fig, 2 maps, wraps
Condition: signed, new

Garcia, a top Portugese climber, became the first from his country to reach the summit of Everest during his 1999 expedition to the north side. He reached the summit, without oxygen, several hours ahead of his climbing partner Pascal Debrouwer. Garcia spent the time looking for the Chinese tripod, which was no longer there, and then descended with Debrouwer late in the day. Sadly, Debrouwer died on the way down and Garcia ended up losing fingertips to frostbite. Garcia continued his climbing and, in 2010, he reached the summit of Annapurna, becoming the 19th person to climb all 14 8000-meter peaks and the 10th without supplemental oxygen - Cho Oyu (1993), Shishapangma (1993, 2002, 2006), Dhaulagiri (1994), Nanga Parbat (1996, 2009), Everest (1997, 1998, 1999), Gasherbrum II (2001), Gasherbrum I (2003), Lhotse (2005), Kangchenjunga (2006), K2 (2007), Makalu (2008), Broad Peak (2008), Manaslu (2009), and Annapurna (2010). This book focuses on the Everest 1999 expedition. In Portugese, no English translation.





















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