I finished the chapter on Nanga Parbat.
I knew that Messner's brother died on their first trip there, but I didn't know the details. That must have been a difficult chapter in his life to write about -- whether in this book or Messner's other works about this mountain -- but not as difficult as to try and go back to the mountain, to the very spot indeed, several times after the tragedy.
Maybe it was some kind of way to deal with it? He doesn't say so, but just maybe it was?