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By Scott Johnston In our book, Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House and I make the distinction between non-specific and specific training. First Climb with no oxygen-Reinhold Messner (Italy) and Peter Habeler (Australia) on May 8, 1978 First Solo Climb-Reinhold Messner (Italy) August 20, 1980 Oldest Climber-Takao Arayama (Japan) 70 years, 255 days old Fastest Climb-Sean Burch (USA) 5 hours, 28 minutes, 48 seconds First Climb-Achille Copagnoni and Lino Lacedelli (Italy) July 31, 1951 By a Woman-Wanda Rutkiewicz (Poland) June 23, 1986 Youngest Climber-Scott Cory (USA) 11 years, 110 days In one Day-Scott Cory (USA) 11 years, 133 days Fastest 7 Summit climb by a Woman-Joanne Gambi (UK) 2 years, 2 months, 6 days First 7 Summit climb-Patrick Morrow (Canada) May 7, 1986 First to climb 14 mts over 8,000m-Reinhold Messner (Italy) October 16, 1986 Fastest 13 Canadian High points-Jack Bennet (Canada) 5 years, 361 days Fastest 47 European High points-Rob Baber (UK) 2 years, 42 days

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Publisher: Broadway Books (May 9, 2006)


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