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  1. says:

    Well written but pretty self aggrandizing account of the 1st summit of 8000 m peakOn the one hand it's cool to read about how they did things 60 years ago starting with finding the actual mountain Since no 8000 m peak had ever been climbed this was 3 yrs before HillaryTenzing on Everest nothing was a given inc

  2. says:

    The writer or the translator described the events in this book in a way that made it not worth my time I was astoundingly impressed w

  3. says:

    The summit of Annapurna was a masterpiece of climbing and the book is nothing short of a bible for enthusiasts however if you’re new to the genre I would still recommend Eiger Dreams by Krakauer Its much approachable and far less studied Annapurna took a while to get off the ground both for the men tackling the rock and for the narrative They had to find and scout the mountain set up supply chains and it wa

  4. says:

    I'm torn between one star and five Five star for the high adventure one star for how the the expedition team treated the locals This book gives account of 1950 French expedition to Annapurna where they have to actually locate the mountain first before climbing it The book itself is a page turner I practically finished the last ha

  5. says:

    This was one of the first adult books I read as a child about 60 yrs ago I still remember how much I loved it I have recommended it to a couple of my grandchildren as a reminder that there will be many challenges in life most conuerable with determination

  6. says:

    A readable telling of the first summiting of an 8000m mountain a few years before Hillary climbed Everest with Tensing 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 In fact a chapter is devoted to wandering about attempting to locate AnnapurnaThere is some controversy over whether the climb eventuated the way this boo

  7. says:

    I love mountaineering and this is the king of mountaineering books The story of the first 8000 meter mountain to

  8. says:

    Caution This is going to be a long reviewAs pretty much summed up in the description this is the story of the first ascent o

  9. says:

    This is a bit of a slog until they get to Annapurna and start the summit After that point it becomes a gripping story A large part of me find

  10. says:

    I'm not a climber I'm a tea shop trekker I've trekked walked in approx 50 of Nepal's 75 districts I love any trek where I know there's a tea shop at least every couple of hours and some place for a hot meal and a dry bed at the end of the day Ice picks and crampons are not my thing That being said I enjoyed this book immensely Even if your interest is about Nepal than the climbing I'd recommend this book It provides a pretty ra

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Annapurna

In 1950 no mountain higher than 8000 meters had ever been climbed Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club had resolved to try Their goal was a 26493 foot Himalayan peak called Annapurna But unlike other climbs which draw on the experience of prior reconnaissan. The summit of Annapurna was a masterpiece of climbing and the book is nothing short of a bible for enthusiasts however if you re new to the genre I would still recommend Eiger Dreams by Krakauer Its much approachable and far less studied Annapurna took a while to get off the ground both for the men tackling the rock and for the narrative They had to find and scout the mountain set up supply chains and it was all very tedious necessary and excruciating The narrative suffered for it unless you are really into rudimentary logistics as a hobby it Homewrecker reconnaissan. The summit of Annapurna was a masterpiece of climbing and the book is nothing short of a bible for enthusiasts however if you Make your own model forts & castles re new to the genre I would still Tremors of Fury (The Days of Ash and Fury recommend Eiger Dreams by Krakauer Its much approachable and far less studied Annapurna took a while to get off the ground both for the men tackling the How Julian and Nigel Turned Each Other Gay (Inadvertently), or So They Both Claim rock and for the narrative They had to find and scout the mountain set up supply chains and it was all very tedious necessary and excruciating The narrative suffered for it unless you are Illustrated Workbook for Self-Therapy for Your Inner Critic rudimentary logistics as a hobby it

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Ftermath 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 ti. This is a bit of a slog until they get to Annapurna and start the summit After that point it becomes a gripping story A large part of me finds it hard to believe such adventures are called a success when the only reason many of the French climbing team is alive is because Sherpas literally carried them down the mountain and then all the way to India while the white men s digits were literally rotting off In fact the two who sumitted would almost certainly have died I don t think their French climbing partners would have been able to rescue them

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Ce 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 a. This was one of the first adult books I read as a child about 60 yrs ago I still remember how much I loved it I have recommended it to a couple of my grandchildren as a reminder that there will be many challenges in life most conuerable with determination

  • Paperback
  • 336
  • Annapurna
  • Maurice Herzog
  • English
  • 09 June 2017
  • 9781558215498

About the Author: Maurice Herzog

Herzog was a French alpinist most famously associated with the conuest of Annapurna in June 1950 This was the first 8000 metre peak to be climbed a feat made remarkable by the climbers' decision not to use supplemental oxygen during the climb Although the climb was successful the descent became a two week epic from which Herzog narrowly escaped with his lifeHerzog's book of the expediti