Louis Lachenal (1921-1955)

Louis Lachenal was a famous French climber born in Annecy. On 3 June 1950, along with Maurice Herzog, he reached the summit of Annapurna I in Nepal at a height of 8,091 m (26,545 ft). He died while skiing in Chamonix (Valle Blanche). He climbed frequently with his partner Lionel Terray. They both are burried in the Cemetery of Chamonix (picture taken May 7, 2006).


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