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The First Conquest of an 8000-Metre Peak
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"'A classic of its kind... His vivid, high powered but never overdramatised account of the ascent still reads splendidly'" * The Irish Times * "After being swept off his feet by an avalanche and left dangling by a rope around his neck, Herzog 'began to pass water, violently and uncontrollably'. Your reaction may be only slightly less extreme as you move from one nail-biting moment to the next in this wonderful 1952 tale of triumph and frostbite." * Outside * "Quite simply the greatest mountaineering book ever written." * Joe Simpson, from the Introduction * "The climb took place before the Himalayas were a tourist attraction and before Gore-Tex cold-weather gear was available in Marks & Spencer. They had no oxygen, little food and on the descent Herzog lost his gloves, got trapped in a storm, was buried in an avalanche and became frostbitten. His descriptions don't stint on the details of maggot-ridden flesh and amputations without anaesthesia" -- Richard Eyre "Those who have never seen the Himalayas...will know that they have been a companion of greatness" * New York Times Book Review *
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The distinguished French mountaineer Maurice Herzog was leader of the 1950 expedition to Annapurna. He was one of the two climbers to reach the summit.