9781558215498

Annapurna

Herzog, Maurice

ISBN 10: 1558215492 / 1-55821-549-2
ISBN 13: 9781558215498
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
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.

Review:
Before Everest, there was Annapurna. Maurice Herzog led an expedition of French climbers to the summit of this 26,000-foot Himalayan peak in 1950. 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. Herzog and his team not only had to climb the darn thing, they had to find the route. As riveting as the tale of the ascent remains nearly half a century later, the story of the descent through virtually unsurvivable--think avalanche and frostbite, for starters--conditions is unforgettable. Herzog's masterful account, finally back in print, is a monument of courage and spirit, an epic adventure excitingly told.

Review

Review:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

Language Notes

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

Annapurna: Search Results

1.

Herzog, Maurice
ISBN 10: 1558215492
ISBN 13: 9781558215498
Bookseller: A&B Media Services LLC (Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 3-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1QZ9U6000BCI

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 4.64
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
2.

Herzog, Maurice
ISBN 10: 1558215492
ISBN 13: 9781558215498
Bookseller: Savontextbooks (West Bloomfield, MI, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Lyons Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1558215492 NEW HAWAII AND ALASKA CUSTOMERS PLEASE USE PRIORITY SHIPPING SHIPS 2 BUS DAYS. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1025030

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 6.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
3.

Herzog, Maurice
ISBN 10: 1558215492
ISBN 13: 9781558215498
Bookseller: Murray Media (MIAMI SHORES, FL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Lyons Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111558215492

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 37.58
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
4.

Herzog, Maurice
ISBN 10: 1558215492
ISBN 13: 9781558215498
Bookseller: Captain Books (Toronto, ON, Canada)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: new. New condition. Ships from Canada. We are happy to answer your inquiries. Bookseller Inventory # ADDN-AE11-1558215492

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 55.96
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 8.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book