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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The book is still coqnuest. This came in as a surprise and sadly 8000-mteer suspicions were confirmed. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Read this as a high school student in the 60s. Maurice Herzog, the team leader graphically describes this 1st mountaineering summit of Annapurna in Because of the holidays, and subsequent responsibilities, as well as an approaching trip to Europe, I took longer to read than usual. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Lists with This Book.

I could not visualise the geographical and technical challenges they faced in the beginning so I didn’t enjoy reading about them. So we’re involved with or members of the elite climbing group, The French Alpine Climbing and rescue group with invaluable and plentiful Alpine Climbing experience. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Customers who bought this item also bought.

The main reason for this was because 8000-mter first half of the novel, involving the logistics and how they got to the base of Annapurna, were somewhat uninteresting for me. With a wrong twitch of the muscle, any one of them could cost many lives and an entire expedition. While all these are fine and dandy, what is NOT okay is to force, yes, literally force the villagers to work as porters, take the load of the expedition and even carry the injured members of the expeditions.

So we’re involved with or members of the elite climbing group, The French Alpine Climbing and rescue group with invaluable and plentiful Alpine Climbing experience.


Annapurna by Maurice Herzog

This was the first metre peak vonquest be climbed, a feat made more remarkable by the climbers’ decision not to use supplemental oxygen during the climb. There is a great documentary by team member Marcel Ichac which is in French and titled Victoire sur l’Annapurna and is a great accompaniment to the book – it is available on YouTube.

I will not think twice if my expedition leader thinks that it is worth going for. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Included in the organization of this expedition was a surgeon, medical supplies, cookies men from the region to carry all materials on their backs, and local Sherpa men who assist and guide a mountaineering party.

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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I read this a few years back if thought I had reviewed it here but it seems not. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. This book is as good a way as any to get a 8000-metdr. Inwhen no mountain taller than 8, meters had ever been climbed, Maurice Herzog led an expedition of French climbers to the summit of an 8,meter 26,foot Himalayan peak called Annapurna.

It will come to no harm! AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Ventures Among Men and Mountains. Since, we are talking only about this account of the ascent of Annapurna; I will rest my suspicion aside and ocnquest this book to girst a true account of the climb.

Seen by many as the bible of mountaineering it also is a reminder that ‘history’ is written by the winners and those with legal contracts!

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Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,Meter Peak by Maurice Herzog

I also intend on reading True Summit: Published June 1st by Lyons Press first published There are other Annapurnas in the lives of men.

The book started fiest Herzog and team setting off from French Alpine Club. These climbers set out to climb the meter peak Dhaulagiri and ended up on Annapurna I without so much as a good map to show them how to get there.


It was not as “gripping” as fifst Thin Air”, but had its own sense of adventure, along with all of the risks involved, especially at that early time in mountaineering fist the Himalayas.

There is enough reasoning behind every decision and those reasonings as to why certain decisions had to be made, have been well stated. It took too long to get interesting. There is so much detail about getting ready for the trip, the trek to the mountains, the climb and then trying to trek back out.

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

Later learned Herzog forced all other members of his party to sign Non Disclosure Agreements legal waivers that prohibited them from writing personal accounts of the climb – thus making his account the ONLY one out there.

See all reviews. Review “After being swept off his feet by an avalanche and left dangling by a rope around his neck, Herzog began to pass water, violently and uncontrollably.

It was only a straight faced account of the events, of what had happened. At this point, Herzog looked like an elite mountaineer who knew what to do when and how to go about it. Preview — Annapurna by Maurice Herzog. Also, the egos at play are funny at times and exhausting at others. After all he was the one who lead everybody in such a disaster. The descent was so horrifying with frost-bitten limbs and lack of proper treatment That was a bizarre start to the trip!

National Outdoor Book Award for Classic Feb 20, Becky rated it liked it Shelves: A very interesting account of climbing done over 65 years ago. You can just sense between his words that there must have been huge disagreements about finding routes and doing the work.