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eBook True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent of Annapurna ePub

by David Roberts

  • ISBN: 0684867575
  • Category: Asia
  • Subcategory: Travels
  • Author: David Roberts
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (June 3, 2000)
  • Pages: 240
  • ePub book: 1832 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1585 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 195

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Roberts reconstructs the trip to Annapurna beginning on the Heathrow runway .

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In True Summit, David Roberts presents a fascinating revision of this classic tale. In June 1950, a team of mountaineers was the first to conquer an 8,000-meter peak. These new revelations will inspire young adventurers and change forever the way we think about this victory in the mountains and the climbers who achieved.

In June 1950, a team of mountaineers was the first to conquer an 8,000-meter peak.

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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.

Re-exammines the world's first ascent of an 8000-meter peak by Maurice Herzog, and discovers what was originally hailed as a dramatic tale of courage, survival, and teamwork, was actually a much darker, more ambiguous journey.

Comments

Duzshura Duzshura
This book explores what may actually have happened during the 1950 French expedition to the Himalayas which was 'led' by Maurice Herzog. This expedition was the first to summit an 8,000 meter peak, and it was the cause for much nationalist pride in post-war France.

'True Summit' is a very interesting read in terms of its research, as well as its historical and archival detail. Its author, David Roberts, is himself a mountaineer and has an innate understanding of the subject matter of the book, which contributes to its success.

I would, however, highly recommend that one first read Maurice Herzog's "Annapurna" which is Herzog's first person, romanticized account of the expedition and the source for much of what is analyzed in this book. Reading it will ground readers of 'True Summit' in the context out of which this book arises, and will make it that much more enjoyable.

After the ostensible summit of Annapurna (more about this in 'True Summit') by Herzog and Louis Lachenal who were aided in their harrowing descent by fellow expeditioners, Lionel Terray and Gaston Rebuffat, only Maurice Herzog went on to become a national hero in France. The other three mountaineers, all of whom were more experienced and proficient, were largely ignored in what was to become a carefully orchestrated, media event around Maurice Herzog.
"True Summit" attempts to set the story straight and right past wrongs. It also helps to debunk the self-serving, though gripping, sanitized account authored by expedition leader Maurice Herzog. What emerges is a more realistic picture of what may have actually transpired during that fateful, 1950 French expedition.

This book ensures that the contributions of three of the main protagonists, Lachenal, Terray, and Rebuffat, all highly experienced mountaineers from the Chamonix region of France, will not be forgatten. It is a memorial to their efforts during that expedition and well worth reading.
Lianeni Lianeni
I read and enjoyed the classic climbing book Annapurna. While reading it, it did seem that the author was portraying himself in the most positive light, and downplaying the roles of his team. However, it was not until reading this fascinating book that I realized how the author of the original Annapurna had manipulated the story to take full credit for the climb.
Herzog became a national hero in France, while no one even remembered the name of the climber [Lachenal] who accompanied Herzog to the summit, and who sacrificed his fingers and toes to the ordeal, only to die in obscurity. Nor does anyone remember the two other climbers who forfeited their own chance to summit to save Herzog's life.
Roberts' s research sets the record straight, not only on what really occurred during the climbers' ordeal; he also meticulously researched how Herzog, the team's leader, controlled access to the press, so that only his version would be told for over 40 years.
In this new book, the other climbers, often referred to interchabably in Herzog's book, emerge as individuals, each with his own story. The real tragedy is that, other than Herzog, none of the team lived to see this book be published.
This is a must-read for fans of "climbing" literature.
Best West Best West
Really an adventurous read.
Hadadel Hadadel
If this book had been edited into a New Yorker Magazine style feature article, it would have been a fascinating re-examination of an adventure classic. A thin book at best, certain axes were honed almost into butter knives. While Herzog's tale inspired a generation of post war readers, the incidents investigated here were no more enlightening than those in Kraukaur(sp?) or Bokorev's verions of 1996's nightmare on Mt Everest. The author might have also toned down his own climbs and summits, but then the book would have been even more woefully brief. It was extremely interesting to read the follow ups on the other Anapurna climbers, and I suspect that their likes are amongst us still, but now enabled a bit with cell phones, topo maps, modern equipment, and helicoptor evacuations.
Weernis Weernis
An informative and interesting account of the first 8000 summit. It should be read after reading Maurice Herzog's account of the climb to give perspective to the views of Lachenal, Terray, and the other members of the climbing team. I have read numerous climbing books and found this to be one of the best in terms of insight into how different members of the team percieve same events and conversations. I suppose there has to be a certain amount of friction given the risks of all the climbers, but one finds that element of climbing often obfuscated. A very good read.