Annapurna (Revised edition)

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This work presents the enthralling account, by the leader of the French expedition, of the first conquest of Annapurna - at that time, and at more than 8000 metres, the highest mountain ever climbed. It is a story of breathtaking courage and determination against appalling odds. In records of mountaineering, in tales of human endeavour, there is nothing so unforgettable as the account of the descent by the triumphant but frost-bitten men, after the monsoon had broken, through the flooded valleys of Nepal. As well as an ...

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brian j

Apr 6, 2016

Herzog's Himalayan Horror

The book tells the interesting story of the French expedition to Annapurna in 1950, at that time it was the highest mountain ever climbed. They had very little information about the area and inaccurate maps, they treated the climb more or less like an alpine climb and were not fully prepared for the difficulties presented by climbing in the Himalayan mountains. Despite the difficulties they succeeded in climbing the mountain but at a great personal cost to the two summit climbers.

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