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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Also included was the accumulation of two tons of necessary supplies. In fact, Herzog had made all his fellow climbers sign some papers stating that no one should write their own account about the expedition for a stipulated amount of time.

This is told by Herzog in the style ofand first-person is what it is. Read reviews that mention maurice herzog took place high altitude glory to france must read meter peak injured climbers climbers endured still a must french expedition expedition finally louis lachenal lionel terray arterial injections loses his gloves gaston rebuffat partner louis terray and gaston treatment they received caught in an avalanche.

Annapurna by Maurice Herzog

I have been taught and have experienced living a rugged life. Even if your interest is more about Nepal more than 8000-mter climbing, I’d recommend this book. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The book slowly but steadily starts its own journey, as the mountaineers start theirs. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

This is the enthralling story of the first conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. It was well written and descriptive of all the hazards, especially how the lack of oxygen affects thinking and judgement.

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Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club resolved to try. View all 55 comments. Return to Book Page. Herzog is admirable in many ways, but I can’t help but notice the macho arrogance and patriarchy of the men who speak of “conquering” and “attacking” this magnificent natural geleologic wonder with”assaults” on this mountain whose name means”Goddess of the Harvest”.


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Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak

The true size of the countryside and the mountains themselves come into focus with the length of time that the expedition was hiking. The first to be climbed on the first try.

Lists with This Book. I will not call myself a mountaineer. I was glad I read it, and it was interesting from a historical standpoint, but I’m not sure I’d recommend it over some oc the other true-life mountaineering books like Into Thin AirAnnapurna: Herzog and his team not only had to climb the darn thing, they had to find the route.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Feb 20, Ridhika Khanna rated it liked it Shelves: It takes days 0800-meter trekking to find the correct area and more time to find a route to the mountain itself. The 3 stars are just for the initial chapters. In fact the two who sumitted would almost certainly have died.

Ultimately either will result in death. Feb 20, Becky rated it liked it Shelves: What follows is a shocking tale of frostbite, open air biovack, snow blindness, getting lost, avalanches, horrific medical procedures that I don’t even want to THINK about ie arterial and groin injections that had men screaming in agony and amputations without painkillers, and then the long trek back to get help in dreadful weather and life endangering conditions.

This is my first attempt at writing a book-review and I girst I don’t anapurna away the b Recently, I ordered a book from Flipkart “Annapurna, The first conquest of an meter peak”. An incredible story involving the selection of climbers, visas and the associate The real life story of the French Alpine Society and the advent of the highest mountain peak in Napal, the Annapurna.

Herzog never seems to take responsibility for his role in how the expedition turned out. It then becomes more magical and spectacular and then powerfully moving, especially once things go wrong. So we’re involved with or members of the elite climbing group, The French Alpine Climbing and rescue group with invaluable and plentiful Alpine Climbing experience.

There was also, at the time another mountaineering party preparing to climb Everest. 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.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. How well integrated the team was, is a lesson to learn in itself and that has been described beautifully.

It provides a pretty rare look into the Nepal ofthat is to I’m not a climber — I’m a tea shop trekker. Herzog’s masterful narrative is one of the great mountain-adventure stories of all time.

Reading about the summit is mind boggling, and fills cobquest reader with a heady dreaminess. The kindle version was disappointing because I recalled maps and photographs that helped the reader understand the difficulties and the adventure. Well written but pretty annapura account of the 1st summit of 8, m peak.

With such maps and an appalling quality of climbing equipment, Herzog and team made it up to the summit of the mighty Annapurna. I will not think twice if my expedition leader thinks that it is worth going for. They began their journey with time enough to sumit a mountain nearby Annapurna, but it’s vertical ice walls and relative inaccessibility caused a change from the initial mountain, to a longer trek to Annapurna. 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.

Included in the organization of this expedition was a surgeon, medical supplies, cookies men from the region to carry all materials on their backs, and local Sherpa men who assist and guide a mountaineering party. Apr 07, Anjana conqueet it it was ok.

The trek down the mountain and the medical care such as it was was brutal. On the retreat, both somehow managed to make it to Camp V but with frostbitten feet and hands. At that time he had a clear and a logical way to go around things.