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Annapurna, First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak

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Z99 grit and courage members of the French Alpine Club face frostbite snow blindness and near death to reach the summit of the uncharted 26493-foot Himalayan peak Annapurna

Book News Annotation:

Reprint of Herzog's classic account originally published in 1952.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club had resolved to try. Their goal was a 26,493-foot Himalayan peak called Annapurna. But unlike other climbs, which draw on the experience of prior reconnaissance, the routes up Annapurna had never been analyzed before. Herzog and his team had to locate the mountain using sketchy, crude maps, pick out a single, untried route, and go for the summit. Annapurna is the unforgettable account of this dramatic and heroic climb, and of its harrowing aftermath. Although Herzog and his comrade Louis Lachenal reached the mountains summit, their descent was a nightmare of frostbite, snow blindness, and near death. With grit and courage manifest on every page, Herzogs narrative is one of the great mountain-adventure stories of all time. (5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 314 pages, b&w photos, maps)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558215498
Translator:
Morin, Nea
Translator:
Smith, Janet Adam
Translator:
Morin, Nea
Author:
Herzog, Maurice
Author:
Smith, Janet Adam
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Outdoor Skills
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Polar Regions
Subject:
Nepal
Subject:
Herzog, Maurice
Subject:
Mountaineering -- Nepal -- Annapurna.
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
RCP105
Publication Date:
19970601
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw photographs
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in

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"Synopsis" by , In 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club had resolved to try. Their goal was a 26,493-foot Himalayan peak called Annapurna. But unlike other climbs, which draw on the experience of prior reconnaissance, the routes up Annapurna had never been analyzed before. Herzog and his team had to locate the mountain using sketchy, crude maps, pick out a single, untried route, and go for the summit. Annapurna is the unforgettable account of this dramatic and heroic climb, and of its harrowing aftermath. Although Herzog and his comrade Louis Lachenal reached the mountains summit, their descent was a nightmare of frostbite, snow blindness, and near death. With grit and courage manifest on every page, Herzogs narrative is one of the great mountain-adventure stories of all time. (5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 314 pages, b&w photos, maps)

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