Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8000-Metre Peak

Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8000-Metre Peak


One of the nice works of climbing literature

WITH AN advent through JOE SIMPSON

In 1950, no mountain larger than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and different individuals of the French Alpine membership resolved to test. this is often the captivating tale of the 1st conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. With breathtaking braveness and grit occur on each web page, Annapurna is without doubt one of the maximum event tales ever told.

As good as an advent by way of Joe Simpson, this new version contains sixteen pages of photos, which supply a outstanding visible list of this mythical expedition.

The distinctive French mountaineer Maurice Herzog was once chief of the 1950 excursion to Annapurna. He was once one of many climbers to arrive the summit.

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