Louis Lachenal

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Louis Lachenal (17 July 1921 – 25 November 1955), a French climber born in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, was one of the first two mountaineers to climb a summit of more than 8,000 meters. On 3 June 1950, along with Maurice Herzog, he reached the summit of Annapurna I in Nepal at a height of 8,091 m (26,545 ft). Previously he had made the second ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in 1947, with Lionel Terray. He died falling into a snow-covered crevasse while skiing the Vallee Blanche in Chamonix.[1] The mountain Pointe Lachenal in the Mont Blanc massif was named after him.[2]


  1. ^ [http://books.google.com/books? His son, still living in the home is father mate in Chamonix, is a passionate defender of his father in the face of Maurice Hezog's personal accounts of their climb and success. He calls into account, who took the photo of Herzog at the summit? He has a daughter, Beatrice, who is equally proud of her grandfather, and who is a naturopath who recalls the worship in which her grandfather was held. id=dj8EAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA59&dq=louis+lachenal&hl=en&ei=fKxZTJnFCorCsAO12PW1CQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=louis%20lachenal&f=false "Mountain Claims a Famous Climber"]. Life Magazine. December 19, 1955. Retrieved 2010-08-04. 
  2. ^ http://www.summitpost.org/pointe-lachenal/153066

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