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  Maurice Herzog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Maurice Herzog is a French mountaineer and sports administrator, born on 15 January 1919 at Lyon, France.
Herzog became, on 3 June 1950, the first person to climb a peak over 8000m when, in the company of Louis Lachenal, he summited the Himalayan mountain Annapurna, 10th-highest mountain in the world.
Herzog went on to become the French Minister of Youth and Sport from 1958 to 1963, and mayor of the alpine town of Chamonix Mont Blanc.
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 Amazon.ca: Annapurna: Books: Maurice Herzog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Maurice Herzog led an expedition of French climbers to the summit of this 26,000-foot Himalayan peak in 1950.
Herzog describes a team of selfless members that were working towards one common goal, to get one of them on the summit.
Herzog writes with clarity and his style is both engaging and informative.
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 No Room at the Top
Herzog's harrowing adventure, with its Gallic sense of drama, romance and camaraderie, concludes with a stirring final line -- ''There are other Annapurnas in the lives of men'' -- that still inspires adventurers to answer the challenge of the mountains.
When the climbers were about to board their plane, Herzog, the expedition leader, surprised his comrades with a contract that forbade them from publishing anything about the climb for five years.
Herzog was a successful Parisian businessman, but his principal climbers were three mountain guides from Chamonix -- Louis Lachenal, Lionel Terray and Gaston RŽbuffat -- who sacrificed their lucrative summer season for the unpaid chance at Annapurna.
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 Amazon.ca: Annapurna premier 8000: Books: Maurice Herzog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The climb to the summit by Maurice Herzog and his partner, Louis Lachenal, is interesting, but it is their harrowing descent and return to civilization which is riveting.
Maurice Herzog loses his gloves during the descent and has no spare pair.
Anyway, when the expedition finally return to France, Maurice Herzog is lauded as a national hero by the French.
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 Sample text for Library of Congress control number 00027140
Herzog too was worried about his feet, but he convinced himself that wriggling his toes as he walked would ward off frostbite.
Herzog himself was an accomplished mountaineer, with a number of daring climbs in the Alps under his belt.
Herzog himself, now the father figure of French mountaineering, was about to undergo a scrutiny that would deeply trouble his old age.
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 Maurice Herzog - Annapurna - Book
Here, I'm talking about "climbing lingo" and words and phrases that Herzog uses that are relative to the language of the locals in Tibet and India.
Herzog himself supporating all over Nepal and Northern India, loosing digits and appendages for the glory of France.
This account is clearly colonial, sanitised in some points, and omits some of the fine climbing by other members of the group...
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 Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8000-metre Peak - Maurice Herzog
Herzog (though you'd never know it from his account) was the only amateur and the least able member of the two lead ropes on Annapurna and the only amateur, but he was selected as the expedition leader by the organizers for largely financial and political reasons.
Herzog told a nationalistic fairy tale that was just what post-war France wanted to hear, but he ignored the serious conflicts among the team members and the fact that "Lachenal was the guide [on the final assault], and Herzog the amateur." (Read Rebuffat's biography if you have a doubt on that score!)
But such is Herzog's pride in his team's achievement that one almost gets the sense that he has achieved everything he wishes to in that particular arena, and is happy to move on to activities where fingers and toes are surplus to requirements.
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 Annapurna by Maurice Herzog The Lyons Press - Bar Brews Gift Shop
Herzog and his team not only had to climb the darn thing, they had to find the route.
Herzog's masterful account, finally back in print, is a monument of courage and spirit, an epic adventure excitingly told.
Herzog provides a detailed perspective of the famed Annapurna climb that has inspired numerous high altitude and arm chair climbers.
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 Missing Cadet
And had Herzog completed his flying training (after being an enlisted man for two years) it is likely his service number would have changed to an officer's service number (beginning with the letter "O").
For Maurice Herzog, I think what is significant is that there is only one record so the grain of salt is pretty massive in my opinion.
Herzog may have landed there on purpose, escaped into Mexcio, decided life in the military was not for him.
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 Ludmány's webpage
Next day Herzog with two sherpas went forward and after crossing the great couloir they cut away some ice and picked up a tent for Camp IV.
Herzog tried to enjoy the greatness of the moment and took several photographs.
The retreat from Camp II was easier, because the terrain enabled the sherpas to carry down Herzog, Lachenal and Rébuffat who were not able to walk.
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 Amazon.com: Annapurna: Books: Maurice, Herzog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Maurice Herzog takes every chance to win the top of Annapurna, but, giddy with altitude, he stays a moment too long after the others have gone down.
Herzog does not hesitate to attribute the success of the expedition as much to their efforts as to his own coutrymen.
The pictures of Herzog, fit and hardy on the walk in and then almost destroyed by the mountain after descending to help, are with me still.
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 Amazon.com: Annapurna: Books: Maurice Herzog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club had resolved to try.
Herzog and his team had to locate the mountain using sketchy, crude maps, pick out a single, untried route, and go for the summit.
Although Herzog and his comrade Louis Lachenal reached the mountain's summit, their descent was a nightmare of frostbite, snow blindness, and near death.
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 Amazon.co.uk: Annapurna: Books: Maurice Herzog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Herzog's account of his 1950 expedition to Annapurna is interesting.
However, because he is a climber and not a writer, and it is translated, the story suffers and the prose is at times ponderous.
Marice Herzog has taken this on masterfully and made the reader fel as if he or she is in with them on the expedition
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 Amazon.de: Annapurna, erster Achttausender: Bücher: Maurice Herzog,Lucien Devies,Herbert Furreg,Waltraud Furreg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Maurice Herzog lost his gloves during the descent and had no spare pair.
The other three climbers, as were the rest of the climbers on the expedition, were largely ignored and forgotten.
Notwithstanding its idealization, romanticism, and everything is hunky-dory routine, Herzog's book is still a must read for all climbing enthusiasts.
amazon.de /Annapurna-erster-Achttausender-Maurice-Herzog/dp/B0000BJDAX   (846 words)

 Maurice Herzog. Annapurna... - Russian Bookstore: Travel, History, Language
Either way, it si a wonderful book to read, as Herzog takes us on a ride all the way to the summit and back.
This must be left to be rediscovered...what has stayed with me the most is how likeable M. Herzog is. His humorously low-key impressions of avalanche and other disasters seems genuine and is winning.
For me this was proven by how I was moved to tears at his account of ghastly frostbite treatments (arterial injections!) and his painful, dreamlike trek out of the Annapurna region.
www.fabrussia.com /books-essays-travelogues/003/maurice-herzog-annapurna.htm   (372 words)

 Les grandes aventures de l'Himalaya - Vol 1 - Maurice Herzog
Dans les autres cas, Maurice Herzog sait remarquablement lire entre les lignes.
"Maurice Herzog a tiré la couverture à lui et a fait du succès de cette expédition son succès personnel" pour pouvoir développer comme il l'a fait, la critique du livre lui même fondée sur la réincarnation de l'auteur dans des conquérants de la montagne ayant vécu des situations analogues à la sienne.
A l'insu de tous, Maurice a, aidé par Adèle, veuve de Louis, héroïne de tragédie, pris en charge les deux enfants, Christian et Jean-Claude, juridiquement, moralement, financièrement jusqu'à leur installation dans la vie.
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 Amazon.de: Annapurna: The First Conquest of an 8000-metre Peak: English Books: Maurice Herzog,Joe Simpson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Having read this after trekking around the Annapurna and therefore after having experienced the cold, height, altitude sickness, and mountain fever so vividly depicted this book was obviously an instant favourite.
Yet, as a student of literature with a very discerning taste, this book still made my mark not only because of its very authenticity, but because Herzog knows how to tell a good story when he experiences one.
I must admit that, after this, I have remained adamant not to read Krakauer, probably for fear of being disappointed: a) by the subject matter of highly overmarketed expeditions to the Himalayas (a very worrying trend, even though this author has been complicit), and b) because it does have the ring of a "bestseller".
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 Publisher description for Library of Congress control number 00027140   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The achievement was a source of great pride in postwar France, and the expedition leader, Maurice Herzog, became a national hero.
The honors heaped on Herzog were not shared by the other climbers, some of whom deserved them as much as their leader.
At the same time, he has interviewed Herzog, the lone survivor among the climbers, and puts his account of the climb in proper perspective.
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 Herzog, Maurice at DustyBookS - search for Maurice Herzog books, used books, out of print books, rare books, books ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
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 Herzog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Herzog is a German title of nobility, equivalent to Latin dux or English duke.
Herzog is not related to Herz (German: heart).
Maurice Herzog (born 1919), French mountaineer and politician
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 TIME.com: Himalayan Victory -- Jan. 12, 1953 -- Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Annapurna, in the Nepalese Himalayas, soars 26,493 ft., and when Herzog and his pal, Louis Lachenal, reached the summit, they had scaled the highest peak ever topped by man. In Annapurna, Herzog's story of the expedition in the spring of 1950, the victory becomes a literary anticlimax.
By then, both Herzog's and Lachenal's feet were frostbitten, and Herzog's hands were useless.
The next day an avalanche smashed over them and threw Herzog 500 ft. By the time rescuers got to him, Herzog's hands were strips of flesh, and both he and Lachenal were close to madness.
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 Tienda Fnac - Home > Libros > Cocina, Salud y Deportes > Conversaciones con Maurice Herzog - miarroba.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Maurice Herzog es hoy un personaje mítico para los montañeros de todo el mundo.
La vida de Herzog encierra enormes aventuras personales, no todas relacionadas con la montaña y el alpinismo.
Ferran Latorre, uno de los más destacados alpinistas de nuestro país, brinda a los lectores la oportunidad de acercarse a la personalidad rica y vigorizante de Herzog, a través de una profunda y apasionante entrevista.
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 Maurice Herzog - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Además de Herzog y de Lachenal en la expedición participaron otros seis alpinistas: Jean Couzy, Marcel Schatz, Gastón Rebuffat, Marcel Ichac, Jacques Oudot y Lionel Terray.
Ninguno de estos seis lograron alcanzar la cima, pero a todos ellos la historia, y el mismo Herzog, les reconoce el mérito de la conquista.
La historia entera de este logro la relató Herzog en un libro titulado “Annapurna Primer 8.000”, publicado en francés en el año 1953.
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 Amazon.fr : Annapurna premier huit mille: Livres: Maurice Herzog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Si vous partez en trekking au Népal, c'est le livre à lire avant de partir.
L'atmosphère, la culture locale et les montanges sont toujours aussi fascinants et pas grand chose n'a changé depuis le temps de Maurice Herzog.
Cependant, et malgré toutes les contreverses auxquelles a du faire face Maurice Herzog ces dernières années (Cf Annapurna, une affaire de cordée), l'histoire en reste belle et dramatique...
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 Foros de esquí, snow, nieve y montaña - Nevasport.com :: FORO MONTAÑERO :: Maurice Herzog en ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Foros de esquí, snow, nieve y montaña - Nevasport.com :: FORO MONTAÑERO :: Maurice Herzog en Alicante
Maurice Herzog es un señor viejete, nacido en 1919 y es el primer hombre en alcanzar una cima de mas de 8000m, el Annapurna, en 1950.
Sería para mi el no va más, ya que M. Herzog fue mi ídolo cuando estaba de lleno en este mundillo de la montaña, y sigue siéndolo por supuesto.
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 Herzog Items
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 Annapurna, The Epic Account of a Himalayan Conquest and its Harrowing Aftermath - Maurice Herzog
This classic account of the first ascent of an 8,000-meter peak was dictated by expedition leader Herzog from his hospital bed in Paris.
It's a gripping story -- and an excellent companion to the best-selling recent book on the Everest disaster, "Into Thin Air." Herzog and his companions originated the now well established practice of using Sherpas and acclimatizing to higher and higher altitudes at a series of base camps.
The extraordinary rescue and agonizing return to civilization is all the more powerful for its matter-of-fact tone.
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 Random House : Author Details for Maurice Herzog
Random House : Author Details for Maurice Herzog
Maurice Herzog is a mountaineer and leader of the Annapurna expedition.
Born in France, he now lives in Paris.
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 Amazon.com: Annapurna: Books: Maurice Herzog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Dialogue scenes are Herzog's after the fact inventions, and events are manipulated to present a picture of unanimous heroism, with Herzog always in the lead.
Now, I think anyone reading it should read Roberts' True Summit, and the writings of Herzog's team members, as well.
That's the only way you'll get any picture of what the first ascent of Annapurna was really like.
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