By Maurice Herzog

ISBN-10: 1453226303

ISBN-13: 9781453226308

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. harmful not only for its severe peak yet for a protracted and treacherous method, its summit proved unreachable until eventually 1950, whilst a gaggle of French mountaineers made a mad sprint for its height. They turned 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 rate them their lives. Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the extraordinary trek from a health facility mattress as he recovered from accidents sustained in the course of the climb. An quick bestseller, it continues to be the most recognized mountain climbing books of all time, and an everlasting testomony to the facility of the human spirit.

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