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- DescriptionOne of the key players of post-war climbing in France, Lionel Terray made first ascents in the Andes and the Himalaya, and notable repeats of Alpine north faces. He was a controversial and opinionated figure, and Conquistadors of the Useless, his autobiography, gives full leash to his personality and dedicated love of the mountains.
- Author BiographyLionel Terray was a central figure in the French post-war climbing scene, an early repeater of the Alpine north faces and an innovative expeditioner who played a key role during the first ascents of Annapurna (1950) and Makalu (1955). Born in Grenoble in 1921 he was climbing by the age of 12. During the war he lived in Chamonix and formed a climbing partnership with Gaston Rebuffat. Following liberation in 1944 he served with the mountain troops for eight months on the borders of Nazi-occupied Italy. In 1947, with fellow guide Louis Lachenal, he made the second ascent of the North Face of the Eiger. He was a major pioneer in American climbing, including the first ascent of Alaska's Mount Huntington, and seemed at the centre of every major new initiative of his era. His death in a strange climbing accident in 1965 robbed the climbing world of one of its most exciting and innovative personalities.
- Author(s)Lionel Terray
- PublisherBaton Wicks Publications
- Date of Publication28/04/2001
- GenreWalking / Hiking & Activity Maps & Guides
- Place of PublicationMacclesfield
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBaton Wicks Publications
- Content Noteblack & white photographs
- Weight610 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Translated byGeoffrey Sutton
- Edition StatementNew edition
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