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Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet]

Author(s): Herzog, Maurice

Copyright: 1995, Adventure Library, NY
Specifications: 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xviii, 263, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, sketch, 7 maps, map eps, grey/pictorial cloth
Condition: issued w/o dj, cloth spine rubbed, else fine

A classic, the first ascent of an 8000-metre peak. Herzog led the successful 1950 French expedition which placed two on the summit but suffered severe frostbite. Winner 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the Classic category. Neate H74, Yak H176.

This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He discovered his passion for the sport later in life, when Henry Barber gave a motivational speech at a sales meeting for the outdoor apparel company he worked for. Phil and Henry became fast friends and cherished the time they spent together climbing in Colorado, Utah, California and the East Coast. Some of Phil's most favorite climbs were in his own backyard of Eldorado Canyon in Boulder, Colorado. In addition to being an avid climber, Phil also loved skiing, fly fishing, and music. Phil spent a lifetime in the outdoor business with Woolrich for 25+ years and Orvis for 3 years.

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