Messner, Reinhold. THE SEVENTH GRADE. Oxford University Press, New York, 1974, First American Edition. Most Extreme Climbing. 160 pp, 1 double-page map, 4 colour and 26 B&W photographs. The legendary Messner describes some of his earliest Alpine climbs, plus major ascents of El Capitan, Cerro Torre, Yerupaja and others, as well as his development of conditioning, diet and training for climbing. In this book Messner postulates a new grade of climbing, beyond absolute limits. Uncommon. Signed by Reinhold Messner on Title Page. VG+ DJ, book Near Fine.