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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Everything had been planned in advance of the coming Monsoon season during which climbing would be impossible. Yet, Annapurna still remains the most difficult mountain on Earth to climb.

Yet he does give credit and praise to all. Write a customer review. Frenchman Herzog led the first summitting of an 8,meter peak, dictating his story because he had lost all his fingers to frostbite.

They continuously gravelly risked the lives of many many others to bring them down from 8000-meeter mountain after This is a fabulous book and thrilling read. I had the strangest and most vivid impressions, such as 8000-meer had never before known in the mountains.

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Want to Read saving…. English Choose a language for shopping. They had to find and scout the mountain, set up supply chains, and it was all very tedious, necessary and excruciating. It surely was a huge feat and opened new possibilities in the field of mountaineering.

The first two-thirds of the book alternated between interesting information and slow going as the expedition was organized and arrived at the base camp.

The kindle version was disappointing because I recalled maps and photographs that helped the reader understand the difficulties and the adventure. Written by the leader of the expedition, Maurice Herzog, the account revealed that he was a topnotch leader and decision-maker and was innovative and bold. I do not think that any mountain summit is worth giving my life for. At the time of the assault, it was the highest mountain ever climbed, a remarkable feat in itself made all the more remarkable by the fact that it had never previously been charted.


Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Herzog never seems to take responsibility for his role in how the expedition turned out.

This is a review of a translated book, so am not sure if it was the translator, or Maurice himself, in the original french version, who was not able to capture these emotions throughout the book before the summit was bagged A very good book I would say and a must read for all mountaineers. See all 3 reviews. This is going to be a long review. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I was getting a little suspicious about the entire account and searched online about conquext expedition.

Thanks to the rest of the team and sherpas, both were brought annaphrna alive. The remarkable part of the story isn’t the ascent but rather the descent as Herzog and his team were supported down from Annapurna after a first ascent which would change all of their lives and rewrite what was considered possible in the world’s h Each spring break when I trek leak Nepal, I pick up a book about the Himalayas, and this year’s addition did not disappoint.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Will this even qualify as a true summit? Jul 20, Suzanne rated it it was amazing. Also included was the accumulation of two tons of necessary supplies.

I leave this question to pioneer mountaineers reading my review. Although the climb was successful the descent became a two-week epic, from which Herzog narrowly escaped with his life.

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

It was not as “gripping” as “Into Thin Air”, but had its own sense of adventure, along with all of the risks involved, especially at that early time in mountaineering in the Himalayas. Also included was the accumulation of two tons of necessary supplies. They didn’t attack the mountain senselessly. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Maybe Herzog himself was too used to conversing with those peoples who were still suffering the imperial system of measure Five star for the high adventure, one star for how the the expedition team treated the locals.


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I’m not quite sure. The coolies and Sherpas did far more work than the firsh of them and by the end they were even forcibly recruiting coolies. So we’re involved with or members annapurba the elite climbing group, The French Alpine Cnquest and rescue group with invaluable and plentiful Alpine Climbing experience.

One person found this helpful. But the writing is quite simple as it has been brought together from the first hand experience of the author and some other logs. Herzog’s recount of his ordeal in Nepal is remarkable for being a first-hand account of an amazing adventure that he and his party barely survived, but I found it lacking somehow.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. After that point, it becomes a gripping story.

This is my first attempt at writing ffirst book-review and I hope I don’t give away the book and maintain the opacity, as far as the series of events, is concerned and just stick to the review.