Archive for: December 2012

Maurice Herzog

Maurice Herzog, pioneering Annapurna mountaineer, dies
If you haven’t read Annapurna by Maurice Herzog, I strongly recommend you put this book on your Christmas list – it is a fascinating read about the exploratation of the Himalaya 8000m peaks. When the expedition set out they didn’t know whether they were going to climb Annapurna or Dhaulagiri – it depended which mountain they found first! Now that’s what I call a proper recce trip!

Maurice Herzog – photo taken from BBC news website
Maurice Herzog

BBC4 TV: Natural World: Himalaya

TV not to miss on a dark winter’s night: Natural World: Himalaya

(photo from the BBC website)

Documentary looking at the variety of wild animals inhabiting the Himalayas – from monkeys, wolves and bears to foxes, snow leopards and pheasants.

7pm BBC4 Saturday 8 December or on iplayer…