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Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak

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One of Sports Illustrateds top 100 sports books of all time
 
In 1950, when no mountain taller than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed, Maurice Herzog led an expedition of French climbers to the summit of an 8,075-meter (26,493-foot) Himalayan peak called Annapurna. The route up Annapurna had never been charted, and Herzog and his team had to locate the mountain using crude maps, pick out a possible line of ascent, and go for the summit. Annapurna is the unforgettable account of this heroic climb and its harrowing aftermath, including a nightmare descent while suffering from frostbite and snow blindness. Herzogs masterful narrative is one of the great mountain-adventure stories of all time.

 

This new edition—which commemorates the sixtieth anniversary of the Annapurna ascent on June 3, 1950—features a new foreword by Conrad Anker.

Synopsis:

Annapurna is the unforgettable account of this heroic climb and of its harrowing aftermath, including a nightmare descent of frostbite, snow blindness, and near death.

About the Author

Maurice Herzog is a legendary French mountaineer and sports administrator. In 1950 he became the first person to conquer an 8,000-meter peak, Annapurna. His accomplishment was surpassed only when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest in 1953. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781599218939
Author:
Herzog, Maurice
Publisher:
Globe Pequot Press
Foreword by:
Anker, Conrad
Foreword:
Anker, Conrad
Author:
Anker, Conrad
Subject:
Asia - General
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
| Travel | Asia
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw illustrations, 16-page bandw photo
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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