Maurice HERZOG

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Mountaineering, French Minister and Secretary of state (de Gaulle Government)

FrenchBorn Maurice André Raymond HERZOG

French mountaineer and administrator

Born on January 15, 1919 in Lyon , France

Died on December 13, 2012 in Neuilly-sur-Seine , France

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On 3 June 1950, Herzog and Louis Lachenal became the first climbers in modern History to climb a peak over 8000m when they summited the Himalayan mountain Annapurna I, the 10th-highest mountain in the world. The ascent was all the more remarkable because the peak was explored, reconnoitred and climbed all within one season; and was climbed without the use of supplemental oxygen. It is also the only 8000 meter summit that was reached at the first attempt.

The event caused a huge sensation that was only matched when Everest was summited in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.


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