Annapurna

The First Conquest of an 8000-Metre Peak

by Maurice Herzog, Joe Simpson

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  • 9780099541462
  • 9781409077275

One of the great works of mountaineering literature

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOE SIMPSON

In 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club resolved to try. This is the enthralling story of the first conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. With breathtaking courage and grit manifest on every page, Annapurna is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.

As well as an introduction by Joe Simpson, this new edition includes 16 pages of photographs, which provide a remarkable visual record of this legendary expedition.

The distinguished French mountaineer Maurice Herzog was leader of the 1950 expedition to Annapurna. He was one of the two climbers to reach the summit.

  • Random House; February 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409077275
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  • Title: Annapurna
  • Author: Maurice Herzog; Joe Simpson (other)
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
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  • 9780099541462
  • 9781409077275

In The Press

"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'. Your reaction may be only slightly less extreme as you move from one nail-biting moment to the next in this wonderful 1952 tale of triumph and frostbite."

About The Author

The distinguished French mountaineer Maurice Herzog was leader of the 1950 expedition to Annapurna. He was one of the two climbers to reach the summit.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780099541462
  • 9781409077275