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Conquistadors of the useless : from the Alps to Annapurna

Author: Lionel Terray
Publisher: London : Bâton Wicks ; Seattle, WA : The Mountaineers, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [2001 ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Lionel Terray was the central figure in postwar climbing in France - 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)."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Terray, Lionel, 1921-
Conquistadors of the useless.
London : Bâton Wicks ; Seattle, WA : The Mountaineers, ©2001
(OCoLC)606754712
Named Person: Lionel Terray; Lionel Terray
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel Terray
ISBN: 1898573387 9781898573388 0898867789 9780898867787
OCLC Number: 47137796
Notes: "Historic first ascents in the Alps, Alaska, Andes, and Patagonia and of Makalu, Annapurna, Chomo Lönzo and Jannu"--Page [1] cover.
"Lionel Terray's autobiography was first published in France in 1961 as Le Conquérants de l'Inutile (Librarie Gallimard, Paris). The first English language edition was Conquistadors of the useless (Gollancz, London 1963) and this was republished (with a postscript) in 1965. The first English language edition was published in the United States in 1964 entitled The borders of the impossible (Doubleday, New York)"--Title page verso.
Translated from the French.
Description: 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Conquérants de l'Inutile.
Responsibility: Lionel Terray ; translated by Geoffrey Sutton ; [foreword by David Roberts].

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One 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  Read more...

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