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UKC News - on 14 Dec 2012
Annapurna by Maurice Herzog, 4 kbFamous French mountaineer Maurice Herzog has passed away. Maurice, aged 93 reportedly died in his sleep of old age.
Maurice is most known for his ascent of Annapurna in 1950 with Louis Lachenal, which was the first ascent of an 8000m peak. His book describing their ascent (titled simply...

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biscuit - on 14 Dec 2012
In reply to UKC News:

How sad, but also how nice to see a live lived to the full brought to a natural end at a ripe old age.

I don't think the key dates in my life will read quite as impressively as that.
dbm on 11 Jan 2013
Herzog featured on BBC Radio 4 ''Last Word" today.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qpmv

David
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Doug on 11 Jan 2013

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