The Highpointers Foundation
Dedicated to education, support and conservation
of the highest point in each of the 50 United States.

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.

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

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.

Anyone can participate.

The book will be sent via registered mail.

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!



Ends 4:00 pm MDT September 1, 2016


Bid time and Date

Bid Amount


Norm Michaels - WINNING BID!

15:01 September 1, 2016


Dennis Gregory

22:59 August 31, 2016


Norm Michaels

17:57 August 29, 2016


Ados Crane

04:22 August 28, 2016


Norm Michaels

12:57 August 14, 2016


Jim Glaze

03:57 July 23, 2016


Norm Michaels

00:40 June 29, 2016


Dennis Gregory

02:50 June 18, 2016


Jim Glaze

03:20 May 9, 2016


Starting Bid




Our thanks to for this rare book!

Home | Projects | Fundraising | News | Partners | Contact Us | Links | HP Cams
Copyright 2008-2019 Highpointers Foundation