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By Joe Simpson, Maurice Herzog

The enchanting account, via the chief of the French excursion, of the 1st conquest of Annapurna - at the moment, and at greater than 8000 metres, the top mountain ever climbed. it's a tale of breathtaking braveness and resolution opposed to appalling odds. In files of hiking, in stories of human endeavour, there's not anything so unforgettable because the account of the descent via the effective yet frost-bitten males, after the monsoon had damaged, in the course of the flooded valleys of Nepal.

As good as an creation through Joe Simpson, this new version comprises sixteen pages of images, which offer a outstanding visible list of this mythical day trip.

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Temple Row The exotic, cyclopean architecture of Xin-Shalast is nowhere more apparent than this stretch of temples built along the Golden Road, where it meets the mountain. Here were built the religious centers of Xin-Shalast in a plethora of styles, shapes, and materials, with only two things in common: multiple towers and prodigious dimensions. That the majority of these temples were dedicated to Karzoug speaks volumes to the mindset of his people, yet here and there stood cathedrals dedicated to the gods of Thassilon—Lissala, Minderhal, the Peacock Spirit, and even Desna.

Since then, the ice devil has periodically left Xin-Shalast to search for “entertainment” in Golarion, often spending hundreds 39 Rise of the Runelords One section of the Heptaric Locus is shown on the nearby map; the elite box shown serves as Gamigin’s main lair, so if he attacks the PCs and retreats, it’s to here he does so. This chamber is guarded at all times by a pair of dread wraiths allied with Gamigin. You can use the section of the Heptaric Locus as a guide for generating additional maps for this large building as necessary.

Actually climbing this expanse of steps can require mountain climbing gear and take days to complete even in good weather. Unlike the rest of Xin-Shalast, those mighty towers outside the occlusion field have not fared well over the years. Many have collapsed and tumbled down the mountain, taking those below with them, and many more are unstable, so climbers who plan on sheltering in these structures might be in for a rude surprise as one shifts and begins to slide down around them, out into open space, for a very long freefall.

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