Expedition : Venturing into the Unknown
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25.0 x 32.0 cm
There are still unknown regions to be explored – modern- day expeditions
Challenges and dangers lurk on the edges of the inhabited world: the battle against exhaustion, dehydration and relentless winds, treacherous crevasses, the danger of falling rocks and ice and plummeting into an abyss. In order to succeed and return home safely, the members of an expedition need to be able to rely on each other. Here, experience, endurance and the ability to assess the overall situation are probably worth more than strength alone or youthful daring. In this book, Klaus Fengler’s vivid images, accompanied by powerful texts from Tom Dauer, capture the essence of an expedition and how it affects our lives, in ten stages ranging from preparation to the successful homeward journey.
This large-format, exclusively finished volume captures the nature of expeditions in outstanding black and white photos
Photos from recent and present-day expeditions, for example with well-known climbers Urs Odermatt and Stefan Glowacz, show how expeditions are organised and run and what drives the participants
Accompanying texts and interviews lend the members of expedition teams a voice and offer personal insight into their world