By Joe Simpson, Maurice Herzog
The captivating account, by way of the chief of the French day trip, of the 1st conquest of Annapurna - at the moment, and at greater than 8000 metres, the top mountain ever climbed. it's a tale of breathtaking braveness and resolution opposed to appalling odds. In files of mountain climbing, in stories of human endeavour, there's not anything so unforgettable because the account of the descent by way of the positive yet frost-bitten males, after the monsoon had damaged, during the flooded valleys of Nepal.
As good as an advent by way of Joe Simpson, this re-creation comprises sixteen pages of images, which offer a extraordinary visible list of this mythical day trip.
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Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8000-Metre Peak by Joe Simpson, Maurice Herzog