By Maurice Herzog
Mountaineer Maurice Herzog provides a gripping firsthand account of 1 of the main bold mountaineering expeditions in history
Annapurna I is the identify given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks one of the so much forbidding within the Himalayan chain. harmful not only for its severe top yet for a protracted and treacherous method, its summit proved unreachable until eventually 1950, while a bunch of French mountaineers made a mad sprint for its height. They grew to become the 1st males to complete the feat, doing so with no oxygen tanks or any of the trendy gear that modern climbers use.
The experience approximately rate them their lives. Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the extraordinary trek from a sanatorium mattress as he recovered from accidents sustained in the course of the climb. An immediate bestseller, it continues to be probably the most well-known climbing books of all time, and a permanent testomony to the facility of the human spirit.
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Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak by Maurice Herzog