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Maurice Herzog has disappeared yesterday
Maurice Herzog, the French mountaineer first summiter of Annapurna, died yesterday at 93. More details on PLANETMOUNTAIN

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Ejnar FjerdingstadSorry to hear that,

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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he was a hero of my teenage years, the first to climb an 8000'er. I first saw this moving photo of his horribly frozen fingers 60 years ago.
Posted Feb 9, 2013 11:33 am

Silvia MazzaniRe: Sorry to hear that,

Silvia Mazzani

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Many thanks for having seen this picture; he died before last Christmas and so - i think -now unfortunately nobody is still alive amongst the heroes of Annapurna, being dead also Gaston Rebuffat some years ago.
Once the great Julius Kugy wrote: men enter into the shadow, mountains are shining for ever.
All the best to you and family
Silvia
Posted Feb 9, 2013 12:13 pm

ywardhornerIt's amazing that he was 93?

ywardhorner

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They say there are old mountaineers and bold mountaineers but no old, bold mountaineers. He must have been the exception!
Posted Feb 9, 2013 2:57 pm

Silvia MazzaniRe: It's amazing that he was 93?

Silvia Mazzani

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Ciao,
yes he was, but there are some others, i think, not so much, but they exist.
Have a nice Sunday and thanks for your message.
silvia
Posted Feb 9, 2013 4:16 pm

hanswSad

hansw

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My two copies of Annapurna Premier 8.000, one French and one Swedish, will make me always remember him.
/Hans
Posted Feb 9, 2013 5:33 pm

Silvia MazzaniRe: Sad

Silvia Mazzani

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It's quite an interesting book, talking of great mountaineering, but over all an unforgettable portrait of Nepal at that age.
Cheers!
Silvia

Posted Feb 11, 2013 2:00 pm

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