Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak By Maurice Herzog There are seminal books in every genre. In mountaineering, one of the most widely read and cited is Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8,000-Meter Peak by Maurice Herzog. In the early 1950s, Western nations were vying to become the first to summit one of the 14 Himalayan peaks that exceed 8,000 meters — the so-called “death zone.” Above that point, the human body deteriorates, impairing the brain’s ability to make rational decisions. French mountaineers claimed victory in 1950 by summitting Annapurna in a miraculous feat. They scaled it...
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