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 Fjerdingstad

Ejnar Fjerdingstad - Feb 9, 2013 11:33 am - Hasn't voted

Sorry to hear that,

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.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Feb 9, 2013 12:13 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sorry to hear that,

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


ywardhorner - Feb 9, 2013 2:57 pm - Hasn't voted

It's amazing that he was 93?

They say there are old mountaineers and bold mountaineers but no old, bold mountaineers. He must have been the exception!

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Feb 9, 2013 4:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: It's amazing that he was 93?

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.


hansw - Feb 9, 2013 5:33 pm - Voted 10/10


My two copies of Annapurna Premier 8.000, one French and one Swedish, will make me always remember him.

Silvia Mazzani

Silvia Mazzani - Feb 11, 2013 2:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sad

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

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