Annapurna



In 1950, No Mountain Higher Than 8,000 Meters Had Ever Been Climbed Maurice Herzog And Other Members Of The French Alpine Club Had Resolved To Try Their Goal Was A 26,493 Foot Himalayan Peak Called Annapurna But Unlike Other Climbs, Which Draw On The Experience Of Prior Reconnaissance, The Routes Up Annapurna Had Never Been Analyzed Before Herzog And His Team Had To Locate The Mountain Using Sketchy, Crude Maps, Pick Out A Single, Untried Route, And Go For The Summit Annapurna Is The Unforgettable Account Of This Dramatic And Heroic Climb, And Of Its Harrowing Aftermath Although Herzog And His Comrade Louis Lachenal Reached The Mountain S Summit, Their Descent Was A Nightmare Of Frostbite, Snow Blindness, And Near Death With Grit And Courage Manifest On Every Page, Herzog S Narrative Is One Of The Great Mountain Adventure Stories Of All Time.Annapurna

Herzog was a French alpinist most famously associated with the conquest of Annapurna in June 1950 This was the first 8000 metre peak to be climbed, a feat maderemarkable by the climbers decision not to use supplemental oxygen during the climb Although the climb was successful the descent became a two week epic, from which Herzog narrowly escaped with his life.Herzog s book of the expediti Herzog was a French alpinist most famously associated with the conquest of Annapurna in June 1950 This was the first 8000 metre peak to be climbed, a feat maderemarkable by the climbers decision not to use supplemental oxygen during the climb Although the climb was successful the descent became a two week epic, from which Herzog narrowly escaped with his life.Herzog s book of the expedition, Annapurna, has long been regarded as one of the most significant and inspirational texts in the mountaineering genre.Herzog subsequently enjoyed successful careers in politics including as French Minister for Sport from 1958 1963 and sports administration including as a member of the International Olympic Committee from 1970 1995.Herzog s military service during WWII was recongnised by the French Government which awarded him the Legion d Honneur and the Croix de Guerre

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Annapurna
  • Maurice Herzog
  • English
  • 12 September 2017
  • 1558215492

10 thoughts on “Annapurna

  1. says:

    The writer or the translator described the events in this book in a way that made it not worth my time I was astoundingly impressed with what was accomplished considering the technology they had, while smoking, but found myself scanning through pages that left a lot to be desired.

  2. says:

    Well written but pretty self aggrandizing account of the 1st summit of 8,000 m peak.On the one hand it s cool to read about how they did things 60 years ago starting with finding the actual mountain Since no 8,000 m peak had ever been climbed this was 3 yrs before Hillary Tenzing on Everest nothing was a given including what face to assault and how to actually get there in the first place Later learned Herzog forced all other members of his party to sign waivers to NOT write personal accoun Well written but pretty self aggrandizing account of the 1st summit of 8,000 m peak.On the one hand it s cool to read about how they did things 60 years ago starting with finding the actual mountain Since no 8,000 m peak had ever been climbed this was 3 yrs before Hillar...

  3. says:

    This was one of the first adult books I read as a child about 60 yrs ago I still remember how much I loved it I have recommended it to a couple of my grandchildren as a reminder that there will be many challenges in life, most conquerable with determination.

  4. says:

    I love mountaineering and this is the king of mountaineering books The story of the first 8000 meter mountain to be climbed The first to be climbed on the first try Yet, Annapurna still remains the most difficult mountain on Earth to climb Maurice Herzog s team of French mountaineers suffered greatly for claiming Annapurna s summit, but in the end all I could say is, They just don t build men like they used to This crew of post colonialism adventurers bit offthan they could handled, I love m...

  5. says:

    The summit of Annapurna was a masterpiece of climbing, and the book is nothing short of a bible for enthusiasts however, if you re new to the genre I would still recommend Eiger Dreams by Krakauer Its muchapproachable and far less studied Annapurna took a while to get off the ground both for the men tackling the rock and for the narrative They had to find and scout the mountain, set up supply chains, and it was all very tedious, necessary and excruciating The narrative suffered for it The summit of Annapurna was a masterpiece of climbing, and the book is nothing short of a bible for enthusiasts however, if you re new to the genre I would still recommend Eiger Dreams by Krakauer Its muchapproachable and far less studied Annapurna took a while to get off the ground both for the men tackling the rock and for the narrative They had to find and scout the mountain, set up supply chains, and it was all very tedious, necessary and excruciating The narrative suffered for it, unless you are really into rudimentary logistics as a hobby its important that s its there, it shows the scale of their feat, patience, and tenacity, but it s a bit tiresome to read.Their successful summit was miraculous, and would not be repeated again for many years Even today, in the face of the growing commercialism of Everest, Annapurna remains one of the deadliest mountains, having only been summited around 200 times Reading about the summit is mind bog...

  6. says:

    A readable telling of the first summiting of an 8000m mountain a few years before Hillary climbed Everest with Tensing It was the days of bare footed porters, climbers smoking cigarettes at any given opportunity and Indian Survey maps which only vaguely resemble to actual lie of the land In fact a chapter is devoted to wandering about attempting to locate Annapurna.There is some controversy over whether the climb eventuate the way this book is told, where Herzog does takes a lot of the glory A readable telling of the first summiting of an 8000m mountain a few years before Hillary climbed Everest with Tensing It was the days of bare footed porters, climbers smoking cigarettes at any given opportunity and Indian Survey maps which only vaguely resemble to actual lie of the land In fact a chapter is devoted to wandering about attempting to locate Annapurna.There is some controversy over whether the climb eventuate the way this book is told, where Herzog does takes a lot of the glory of the expedition.Regardless of how romanticised the story told is, and despite the fact I have read quite a lot of mountain climbing books, I real...

  7. says:

    I m not a climber I m a tea shop trekker I ve trekked walked in approx 50 of Nepal s 75 districts I love any trek where I know there s a tea shop at least every couple of hours, and some place for a hot meal and a dry bed at the end of the day Ice picks and crampons are not my thing That being said, I enjoyed this book immensely Even if your interest isabout Nepalthan the climbing, I d recommend this book It provides a pretty rare look into the Nepal of 1950, that is to I m not a climber I m a tea shop trekker I ve trekked walked in approx 50 of Nepal s 75 districts I love any trek where I know there s a tea shop at least every couple of hours, and some place for a hot meal and a dry bed at the end of the day Ice picks and crampons are not my thing That being said, I enjoyed this book immensely Even if yo...

  8. says:

    I m torn between one star and five Five star for the high adventure, one star for how the the expedition team treated the locals This book gives account of 1950 French expedition to Annapurna, where they have to actually locate the mountain first before climbing it The book itself is a page turner, I practically finished the last half orin one sitting 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 o I m torn between one star and five Five star for the high adventure, one star for how the the expedition team treated the locals This book gives account of 1950 French expedition to Annapurna, where they have ...

  9. says:

    Caution This is going to be a long review.As pretty much summed up in the description, this is the story of the first ascent of an 8000 er peak Back in 1950, there was no idea of climbing a peak of such a status The maps provided by Surveyor General of India and other governmental agencies were insufficient, inaccurate and sometimes misleading With such maps and an appalling quality of climbing equipment, Herzog and team made it up to the summit of the mighty Annapurna It surely was a huge Caution This is going to be a long review.As pretty much summed up in the description, this is the story of the first ascent of an 8000 er peak Back in 1950, there was no idea of climbing a peak of such a status The maps provided by Surveyor General of India and other governmental agencies were insufficient, inaccurate and sometimes misleading With such maps and an appalling quality of climbing equipment, Herzog and team made it up to the summit of the mighty Annapurna It surely was a huge feat and opened new possibilities in the field of mountaineering The book started with Herzog and team setting off from French Alpine Club The team surely looked confidant and competitive, none who would lack any climbing skill I liked the way how this entire expedition was thought of The climbing from one camp to another, setting up a camp, going out for reconnaissance, finding routes, looking for possibilities, all sounded highly inspiring and mo...

  10. says:

    Recently, I ordered a book from Flipkart Annapurna, The first conquest of an 8000 meter peak It was first written in French by Maurice Herzog, and then later it was translated into English Maurice Herzog, was a French mountaineer who became the first man to climb an 8000 meter mountain, Annapurna, which is the 10th highest mountain in the world.I ordered the book on the same day that Maurice Herzog had died This is my first attempt at writing a book review and I hope I don t give away the b Recently, I ordered a book from Flipkart Annapurna, The first conquest of an 8000 meter peak It was first written in French by Maurice Herzog, and then later it was translated into English Maurice Herzog, was a French mountaineer who became the first man to climb an 8000 meter mountain, Annapurna, which is the 10th highest mountain in the world.I ordered the book on the same day that Maurice Herzog had died This is my first attempt at writing a 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.We all know that they reached the summit But how is what the book talks about I mean that is obvious.It is a very well written book and an in depth account of how, in 1950, Maurice Herzog led the expedition and reached the top of Annapurna, with Louis Lachenal The book describes very nicely in detail about all the preparations that the team had to make before starting off on this long journey...

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