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Annapurna

The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

One of Sports Illustrated’s Top 100 Sports Books of All Time: A gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history.

Annapurna I is the name given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks among the most forbidding in the Himalayan chain. Dangerous not just for its extreme height but for a long and treacherous approach, its summit proved unreachable until 1950, when a group of French mountaineers made a mad dash for its peak. They became the first men to accomplish the feat, doing so without oxygen tanks or any of the modern equipment that contemporary climbers use. The adventure nearly cost them their lives.

Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the remarkable trek from a hospital bed as he recovered from injuries sustained during the climb. An instant bestseller, it remains one of the most famous mountaineering books of all time, and an enduring testament to the power of the human spirit.

 

Customer Reviews

Great Book

This is a great book. I highly recommend it. Unfortunately the iBook version does not contain any of the pictures, drawings and maps that the original has, which helps a lot in getting a clear picture and situational awareness of the accounts.

Awesome

I was awed by this book. Highly recommended. One of the best adventure books ever written. Unbelievably, Herzog is still alive.

Annapurna

Great mountaineering account, enjoyed it, especially given the era in which this expedition was mounted. Good read!

Annapurna
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Jul 26, 2011
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
  • Print Length: 316 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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