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Annapurna One

Follow a group of four friends and their attempts on Tilicho Peak and Annapurna in the Himalaya

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Follow Louis Rousseau and his three friends, Adam Bielecki, Felix Berg and Rick Allen from Kathmandu through their three attempts on Tilicho Peak (7,134 meters/23,406 feet) and their eventual attempt on the northwest face of Annapurna, which holds the highest summit to fatality ratio of any 8,000 meter peak.

After being battered twice by foul weather at Tilicho’s Camp II, the team returns to base camp, and Rousseau is forced to return home, though they eventually summit Tilicho, and push on to Annapurna, which denies their attempts at a summit.

They reportedly ran out of food and were forced to only eat hummus for three weeks. Judging by this, they should’ve taken my ex-girlfriend along. She’d have been right at home.


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