Annapurna

ISBN-10: 1558215492

ISBN-13: 9781558215498

Edition: Reprint 

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List price: $16.95
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 6/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

In 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club had resolved to try. Their goal was a 26,493-foot Himalayan peak called Annapurna. But unlike other climbs, which draw on the experience of prior reconnaissance, the routes up Annapurna had never been analyzed before. Herzog and his team had to locate the mountain using sketchy, crude maps, pick out a single, untried route, and go for the summit. Annapurna is the unforgettable account of this dramatic and heroic climb, and of its harrowing aftermath. Although Herzog and his comrade Louis Lachenal reached the mountain's summit, their descent was a nightmare of frostbite, snow blindness, and near death. With grit and courage manifest on every page, Herzog's narrative is one of the great mountain-adventure stories of all time. (5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 314 pages, b&w photos, maps)
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