Books about Annapurna
The Annapurna Massif is home to the 10th highest mountain in the world and the first of the eight-thousanders to be climbed.
The first ascent of this giant did indeed spawn one of the great books on Himalayan Mountaineering; Annapurna, by French climber Maurice Herzog.
In his account of the ascent in 1950, Herzog details the epic climb he and his companion, Louis Lachenal, undertook and the near fatal descent that resulted in him losing his fingers and toes to frostbite.
- Read more info and a personal review of Annapurna, by Maurice Herzog.
- Wherever possible the book / guidebook links below should lead to pages giving the option of Hardcover / Paperback / Kindle Edition.
The Annapurna region continues to draw mountaineers and adventurers to its flanks in central Nepal. This is not only due to the eponymous 8000m peak but also the wealth of trekking and long distance walking opportunties in the area, including the Annapurna Circuit.
The all-time an depic classic of the first ascent of an eight-thousander.
Viesturs chronicles his three attempts to ascend "The World's Statistically Deadliest Mountain". What a claim!
The second volume of Chris Bonington's autobiography.
A mountaineering classic from a great climber / writer including account of first ascent of Annapurna.
One of the best guides to trekking Annapurna from Cicerone, the masters of the guidebook.
Great and comprehensive guide to trekking in the Annapurna region.
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