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Highpointers Foundation Silent Auction

A fundraising event to benefit the Highpointers Foundation

What:    Annapurna – Maurice Herzog

Herzog’s classic book about the first conquest of an 8,000 meter peak in 1950.

This is the most iconic narrative in mountaineering literature, and the first to become a bestseller. The French team discovered the approach to Annapurna and, with great difficulty and drama, made the first ascent. Annapurna was not climbed again until 1970.

When:
April 20th —>
4:00 pm MDT Sept 1st, 2016


How:
Incremental bids must be at least $20 higher than the previous bid.
The high bidder on the last day wins, and has 1 week to submit payment.

Who:
Anyone can participate; you do not have to be a member of the Highpointers Club.

Where:
The book will be sent via registered mail.

Why:
All proceeds benefit the Highpointers Foundation. The amount donated is tax deductible beyond the ordinary value of the book; consult your tax professional.

A rare signed hardcover edition!

Herzog, who lost most of his fingers and toes on the climb, signed his books with great difficulty. Herzog died on December 13, 2012, at age 93, and this book became even more valuable.

The dust jacket is in Fair-Good shape. This is the US Edition - 3rd printing in 1953. The book was first published in 1952 in France, the UK, and the USA.

This is one of the best selling mountaineering books of all time!

 

THE AUCTION

Ends 4:00 pm MDT September 1, 2016

Bidder

Bid time and Date

Bid Amount

 

Norm Michaels - WINNING BID!

15:01 September 1, 2016

$540

Dennis Gregory

22:59 August 31, 2016

$520

Norm Michaels

17:57 August 29, 2016

$500

Ados Crane

04:22 August 28, 2016

$470

Norm Michaels

12:57 August 14, 2016

$450

Jim Glaze

03:57 July 23, 2016

$400

Norm Michaels

00:40 June 29, 2016

$375

Dennis Gregory

02:50 June 18, 2016

$340

Jim Glaze

03:20 May 9, 2016

$320

Starting Bid

 

$300

 

Our thanks to Michael Chessler for this rare book!



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