Messner is one of the most famous mountaineers of our time Annapurna represents a milestone in climbing history as the first 8,000-meter peak ever climbed The only complete mountaineering history of AnnapurnaOn June 3, 1950, Maurice Herzog stood on the narrow sickle glacier of Annapurna (8,091m) in the Himalaya. With that first ascent of Annapurna, Herzog crossed the magic border-the Death Zone-of 8,000 meters. The ascent did not go undisputed.Du...
By Reinhold Messner
Hardcover: 204 pages
Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 1st North American Ed edition (October 15, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 2769405
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
This is, surprisingly, in great measure a defense, fifty years later, of the actions taken by Maurice Herzog in leading the first successful attempt on Annapurna -- at that time the only 8000-meter peak to be successfully climbed. Messner's is a well