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Annapurna, The Epic Account of a Himalayan Conquest and its Harrowing Aftermath
by Maurice Herzog
- 256 PAGES
This new edition of Maurice Herzog's classic, with a new forward by Conrad Anker, is published in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Annapurna on June 3, 2010. Expedition leader Herzog dictated this masterful account of the first-ever ascent of an 8,000-meter peak and extraordinary rescue from his hospital bed in Paris. The American Women's Himalayan Expedition, led by Arlene Blum, became the first American team to summit this 10th highest mountain in 1978, and no team repeated Herzog's feat until 1970. Now 101 years old, Herzog, who was French Minister of Youth and Sport in the 1960s and the former mayor of Chamonix, recovered nicely!