Annapurna is the unforgettable account of this heroic climb and of its harrowing aftermath, including a nightmare descent of frostbite, snow blindness, and near death.
"Outdoor Classic" Winner of the 2010 National Outdoor Book Awards
The most influential mountaineering book of all time.”
National Geographic Adventure
Those who have never seen the Himalayas, those who never care to risk an assault, will know when they finish this book that they have been a companion of greatness.”
New York Times Book Review
Before Everest, there was Annapurna. Frenchman Herzog led the first summitting of an 8,000-meter peak, dictating his story because he had lost all his fingers to frostbite.”
While the ascent is thrilling enough, the harrowing descent . . . truly boggles the mind.”