Fall Of Heaven
FALL OF HEAVEN
In 1865, Edward Whymper, a young English artist who had seen his ﬁrst mountain just ﬁve years before, decided he would be the ﬁrst to climb the “unclimbable” Matterhorn. His story of triumph and tragedy (he made the summit, but lost four men along the way) is a familiar one to anyone with an appetite for tales of adventure. But in this book, author Reinhold Messner (a mountaineer of great renown) looks at the conquering of the Matterhorn through the eyes of Jean-Antoine Carrel, Whymper’s one-time climbing partner and ultimate rival. In doing so, Messner reveals the untold story of the ascent that shocked the Victorian world and changed the sport of mountaineering forever. Translated by Billi Bierling. Paperback; 224 pages.