True Summit

True Summit

What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent of Annapurna

Book - 2000
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Fifty years after the event, Roberts examines the controversy surrounding Maurice Herzog's classic mountaineering book, "Annapurna", and discovers a richer and more dramatic story about the world's first ascent of an 8,000-meter peak. of photos.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, c2000.
ISBN: 9780684867571
Branch Call Number: 796/.522/095/496/Rob 6173cg 1
Characteristics: 239 p. : ill., map.


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Jul 04, 2015

David Roberts is one of my favorite adventure writers. In many books, you find references to Maurice Herzog's historic account of his climb of Annapurna in the Himalayas. The Herzog is a classic in mountain-climbing, but there is much dispute over the facts of the self-serving history he presents. "True Summit" is a retrospective of the climb, piecing together bits of knows history in an attempt to more reasonably speculate the truth of the summit attempt.
Roberts is a good writer, and puts great perspective on the man, the mountain and the sport. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in high-altitude climbing.

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