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Annapurna : The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak (26,493 Feet) (Paperback) (Maurice Herzog)

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Top 100 Sports Books of All Time, Sports Illustrated

 

?Those who have never seen the Himalayas, those who never care to risk an assault, will know when they finish this book that they have been a companion of greatness.”
?New York Times Book Review

 

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. But unlike other climbs, the routes up Annapurna had never been charted. Herzog and his team had to locate the mountain using crude maps, pick out a single untried route, and go for the summit. 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. Herzog’s masterful narrative is one of the great mountain-adventure stories of all time.

 

This new edition?due for publication shortly before the sixtieth anniversary of the Annapurna ascent on June 3, 2010?will feature a new foreword by Conrad Anker.

“Those who have never seen the Himalayas, those who never care to risk an assault, will know when they finish this book that they have been a companion of greatness.”—New York Times Book Review

 

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. But unlike other climbs, the routes up Annapurna had never been charted. Herzog and his team had to locate the mountain using crude maps, pick out a single untried route, and go for the summit. 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. Herzog’s masterful narrative is one of the great mountain-adventure stories of all time.

 

This new edition—due for publication shortly before the sixtieth anniversary of the Annapurna ascent on June 3, 2010—will feature a new foreword by a well-known mountaineer/writer.

Number of Pages: 227.0
Genre: Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: Mountaineering
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Globe Pequot Pr
Author: Maurice Herzog
Language: English
Street Date: May 18, 2010
TCIN: 12332345
UPC: 9781599218939
Item Number (DPCI): 248-44-4357

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