Eric Walden / April 13
out of 5 stars
I didn't really earn my Little Reinhold nickname until 1988. Here's what Messner wrote about our next in-person meeting, in Lhasa, Tibet, in his book My Quest For The Yeti (pages 91 and 92): "At the hotel ... I met four climbers, American and English, who had just made a first successful ascent up Mt. Everest's feared eastern wall [the Kangshung Face]. They looked awful. Their faces had been ravaged by sun and frost, their lips were cracked, and their hands were bandaged. They had been trapped on the wall for a number of days, unable to return to the base camp, without any food or enough to drink."