Lionel Terray

Lionel Terray was a renowned French climber and mountaineer known for his significant contributions to the field of alpinism. He was part of several historic ascents, including the first successful climb of Annapurna in 1950.


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  1. 1. Conquistadors of the Useless

    "Conquistadors of the Useless" is a riveting memoir of a renowned mountain climber, sharing his thrilling experiences in the world of mountaineering. The book takes the reader on a journey through some of the most challenging and dangerous climbs, including the first ascents of Annapurna and Makalu. The author also provides a profound insight into the psyche of climbers, the risks they take, and the reasons behind their seemingly irrational passion for climbing. The book is not just about climbing but also about the human spirit and its relentless pursuit of achievement.

    The 8731st Greatest Book of All Time