Annapurna, first conquest of an 8000-meter peak (26,493 feet)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
One of Sports Illustrated 's Top 100 Sports Books of All Time: A gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history. Annapurna I is the name given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks among the most forbidding in the Himalayan chain. Dangerous not just for its extreme height but for a long and treacherous approach, its summit proved unreachable until 1950, when a group of French mountaineers made a mad dash for its peak. They became the first men to accomplish the feat, doing so without oxygen tanks or any of the modern equipment that contemporary climbers use. The adventure nearly cost them their lives. Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the remarkable trek from a hospital bed as he recovered from injuries sustained during the climb. An instant bestseller, it remains one of the most famous mountaineering books of all time, and an enduring testament to the power of the human spirit.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781453220733
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 902cf9a7-a2de-3d84-bd91-83367f05d171
Grouping Title annapurna first conquest of an 8000 meter peak 26 493 feet
Grouping Author herzog maurice
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-08-02 04:20:43AM
Last Indexed 2019-08-22 04:28:25AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Herzog, Maurice, 1919-2012.
author2-role hoopla digital.
author_display Herzog, Maurice
available_at_santafe Main Library
detailed_location_santafe Main
Online Hoopla Collection
display_description Mountaineer Maurice Herzog gives a gripping firsthand account of one of the most daring climbing expeditions in history Annapurna I is the name given to the 8,100-meter mountain that ranks among the most forbidding in the Himalayan chain. Dangerous not just for its extreme height but for a long and treacherous approach, its summit proved unreachable until 1950, when a group of French mountaineers made a mad dash for its peak. They became the first men to accomplish the feat, doing so without oxygen tanks or any of the modern equipment that contemporary climbers use. The adventure nearly cost them their lives. Maurice Herzog dictated this firsthand account of the remarkable trek from a hospital bed as he recovered from injuries sustained during the climb. An instant bestseller, it remains one of the most famous mountaineering books of all time, and an enduring testament to the power of the human spirit.
format_category_santafe Books
eBook
format_santafe Book
eBook
id 902cf9a7-a2de-3d84-bd91-83367f05d171
isbn 9781453220733
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b10679674 .i11200704 Main 796.522 Her 1 false false *CHECK SHELF* mn
hoopla:MWT11553199 Online Hoopla Collection Online Hoopla eBook eBook 1 false true Hoopla https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11553199 Available Online
itype_santafe
Regular Circ
last_indexed 2019-08-22T10:28:25.274Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_santafe 796.522 Her
owning_library_santafe Santa Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafe Main Library
primary_isbn 9781453220733
publishDate 1953
2011
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b10679674 Book Books [1st American ed.] English Dutton, 1953 [c1952] 316 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
hoopla:MWT11553199 eBook eBook English Open Road Media, 2011. 1 online resource
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_santafe
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10679674 .i11200704 On Shelf *CHECK SHELF* false true true false false true 9999
hoopla:MWT11553199 Available Online Available Online false true false false false false
subject_facet Annapurna (Nepal)
Electronic books
Expédition française à l'Himalaya -- (1950)
Mountaineering -- Nepal -- Annapurna
title_display Annapurna, first conquest of an 8000-meter peak (26,493 feet)
title_full Annapurna, first conquest of an 8000-meter peak (26,493 feet) / translated from the French by Nea Morin and Janet Adam Smith ; cartographic and photographic documentation by Marcel Ichac; with an introd. by Eric Shipton ; ill. in color and monochrome-gravure
Annapurna, first conquest of an 8000-meter peak (26,493 feet) [electronic resource] Herzog, Maurice, 1919-2012.
title_short Annapurna, first conquest of an 8000-meter peak (26,493 feet)
topic_facet Electronic books
Mountaineering