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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The New York Times. It is indeed a sad plight. The detail of the medical side had me cringing.

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This is the enthralling story of the first conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. It takes days of trekking to find the correct area and more time to find a route to the firzt itself.

Even if your interest is more about Nepal more than the climbing, I’d recommend this book. Annapurna reminded me of Three Cups of Tea, in that it was a great story that could have been better written.

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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 of the other true-life mountaineering books like Into Thin AirAnnapurna: It starts with the arrival in India and being held up at customs for two days as they are cheerfully told by staff ‘Your equipment can all be impounded for the duration of your expedition.

View all annaphrna comments. I could feel peal effort and the caution required to just overcome some of these. This is a fabulous book and thrilling read. Right there I began to have a problem with his story and it appears there are many views on this.


It starts off a little dry and boring as they plan and wander through the foothills though having spent a fair time in Nepal, particularly around the Annapurna region, and particularly at altitude only m for me I felt much more of a connection. Herzog and his team had to locate the mountain using sketchy, crude maps, pick out a single, untried route, and go for the summit.

Bowman’s parody novel The Ascent of Rum Doodlewhich pokes gentle but pointed fun at Herzog’s sometimes pompous writing style.

I read this a few years back and thought I had reviewed it here but it seems not. It starts with the arrival in India and being held up at customs for two days as they are cheerfully told by staff ‘Your equipment can all I have never climbed a mountain in my life-never really felt the urge to climb anything except the stairs in my house!

But it is not over yet, they cobquest very far and about meters away form the civilization. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

I have never climbed a mountain in my life-never really felt the urge to climb anything except the stairs in my house!

In hindsight, after I had finished read the book, I felt that Maurice, as a writer, did not do a good job of expressing what he felt throughout, before the summit was bagged. Jun 07, Kyle Magin rated it liked it.

The prospect looked good. Herzog never seems to take responsibility firzt his role in how the expedition turned out. He continuously blabbered on about his medical condition paying less or no heed to what other climbers were going through.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run ab giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. There were many unsettling things in the way Herzog conducted himself. This was a French conquest and the 1st of the great Himalayas to be summiteers.


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

Reading about the summit is mind boggling, and fills the reader with a heady dreaminess. Even today, in the face of the growing commercialism of Everest, Annapurna remains one of the deadliest mountains, having only been summited around times.

This mountain was slightly higher by matters and included out of date maps and a much longer trek to reach. But 8000-keter sense of exertion was gone, as though there were no longer any gravity. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Herzog and his team not only had to climb the darn thing, they had to find the route.

It was only a straight faced account of the events, of what had happened. It provides a pretty rare flrst into the Nepal ofthat is to I’m not a climber — I’m a tea shop trekker. Not Enabled Word Wise: The dangers of climbing are also realized and this is therefore a good read.

I just can’t imagine what these guys were fo and feeling. The ” after climb” struggles were as fascinating as the effort to make the climb.