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Conquest of the First 8000-metre Peak (26,493 feet)

By Maurice Herzog, Leader of the French Himalayan Expedition 1950.  With an Introduction by Eric Shipton, translated by Nea Morin and Janet Adam Smith

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Published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1952, 1st UK Edition, No D/w, previous owner label, Nr.Fine.   Annapurna I, the 10th highest mountain in the world, was the first 8,000-metre peak to be climbed – on 3rd June 1950, by Maurice Herzog and Louis Lachenal. The ascent was all the more remarkable because Annapurna was explored, reconnoitered and climbed all within one season, and was the only 8,000-metre peak successfully climbed at the first attempt. The retreat from the summit proved epic, resulting in both summit climbers losing all their toes and Herzog most of his fingers. Annapurna did not receive its second ascent for a further 20 years, with the British Army team repeating the French route and Bonington’s team putting up a new route on the South Face, both in 1970. This book is a real mountaineering classic.

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