ANNAPURNA FIRST CONQUEST OF AN 8000-METER PEAK PDF

In , no mountain higher than 8, meters had ever been climbed. Annapurna is subtitled First Conquest of an Meter Peak and is the account of. Annapurna is the unforgettable account of this heroic climb and of its harrowing aftermath, including a nightmare descent of frostbite, snow blindness, and near. One of the great works of mountaineering literatureWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOE SIMPSONIn , no mountain higher than meters.

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Annapurna: The First Conquest of an Metre Peak – Maurice Herzog – Google Books

For such great personalities, even the humiliation of being looked upon with pity could be the most painful experience. It is everything the armchair adventurer wants in an account of adventure. It was the days of bare-footed porters, climbers smoking cigarettes at any given opportunity and Indian Survey maps which only vaguely resemble to actual lie of the land. After all he was the one who lead everybody in such a disaster. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The adventure nearly cost them their lives.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. That being said, I enjoyed this book immensely. The descent was so horrifying with frost-bitten limbs and lack of proper treatment The remarkable part of the story isn’t the ascent but rather the descent as Herzog and his team were supported down from Annapurna after a first ascent which would change all of their lives and rewrite what was considered possible in the world’s highest mountain range.

Because of the holidays, and subsequent responsibilities, as well as an approaching trip to Europe, I took longer to read than usual.

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There was something unnatural in the way I saw Lachenal and everything around us. No surprise that his record has become controversial. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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It recounts the first successful climb of a mountain greater than 8, meters I could picture their selection of supplies for each camp site, the reconoitering. They spend a lot of time assessing the annapufna from all sides before deciding it is too difficult. The remarkable part of the 88000-meter isn’t the ascent but rather the descent as Herzog and his team were supported down from Annapurna after a first ascent which would change all of their lives and rewrite what was considered possible in the world’s h Each spring break when I trek in Nepal, I pick up a book about the Himalayas, and this year’s addition did not disappoint.

Feb 23, Judd rated it it was amazing Shelves: It really was a dramatic read. The conquest of Annapurna, while shadowed by that of the Everest, doesn’t command much lower respect, given the harsh treatment meted fifst to the heroic mountaineers. This came in as a surprise and sadly my suspicions were confirmed.

Ice picks and crampons are not my thing. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? It was not as “gripping” as “Into Thin Air”, but had its own sense of adventure, along with all pf the risks involved, especially at that early time in mountaineering in the Himalayas.

Customers who bought this item also bought. Turns out that there are many conflicting views of Herzog and other climbers.

The Will to Climb: For this reason alone I think it is worthwhile cnquest hunt down a copy of the original hardback book. Jan 20, Bing Gordon rated it it was amazing Shelves: At the time of the assault, it was the highest mountain ever climbed, a remarkable feat in itself made all the more remarkable by the fact that it had never previously been charted.

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Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak

Overall, it describes in very great detail, the beginning of the modern age of mountaineering. National Outdoor Book Award for Classic I’m torn between one star and five. On the retreat, both somehow managed to make it to Camp V but with frostbitten feet and hands. Right there I began to have a problem with his story and it appears there are many views on this. Having trekked in the Annapurna Region, when I heard of the death of Maurice Herzog at age 93I had to buy the book. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Once the actual assault began, things started being more fun while being more realistic too.

Annapurna by Maurice Herzog

Estes – LibraryThing The tale of the first ascent of Annapurna in the Himalayan mountains is as classic as it is fraught with problems. The true size of the countryside and the mountains themselves come into focus with the length of time that the expedition was hiking. I’m not sure if it was missing the dramatic tension I expected, or perhaps the level of emotion Herzog had to have been experiencing wasn’t relayed to the extent expected Yet, Annapurna still remains the most difficult mountain on Earth to climb.

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