By Maurice Herzog
Mountaineer Maurice Herzog offers 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 such a lot forbidding within the Himalayan chain. risky not only for its severe peak yet for a protracted and treacherous process, its summit proved unreachable until eventually 1950, whilst a gaggle of French mountaineers made a mad sprint for its top. They grew to become the 1st males to complete the feat, doing so with no oxygen tanks or any of the trendy apparatus that modern climbers use.
The experience approximately fee them their lives. Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the amazing trek from a medical institution mattress as he recovered from accidents sustained in the course of the climb. An fast bestseller, it is still the most well-known hiking 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