UsedVery Good. Sports. Hardcover remainder, as new, with dust jacket. Translated by Tim Carruthers. Product Description--Messner is one of the most famous mountaineers of ou r time Annapurna represents a milestone in climbing history as the first 8, 000-meter peak ever climbed The only complete mountaineering history of Ann apurna. On 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. During the 50 years since Herzog's ascent, climbin g in the highest mountains of the world has changed and developed profoundl y. Today it is possible to climb the notorious Annapurna even on the most d emanding routes and to survive in the "Death Zone" beyond 8, 000 meters. Ann apurna: 50 Years of Expeditions in the Death Zone begins with the thrilling story of the first ascent and goes on to highlight the history of the most exciting and significant ascents of the mountain, including Messner's own successful first ascent of the difficult Northwest Face.
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