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    Read more Roger-Frison-Roche books !

    by JLBG Updated Jun 30, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: Following from first tip.

    1950 Le Grand Désert. Photos Georges Tairraz. Arthaud Grenoble.
    1952 Bivouacs sous la lune : La Montagne aux Ecritures tome 2. Arthaud Grenoble.
    1954 Le Rendez-vous d'Essendilène. Arthaud Grenoble (in Italian as "Apputamento a Essendilène" and in Slovenian as "Sestanek u Essendilenu").
    1961 Sahara de l'Aventure. Arthaud Grenoble.
    1961 Mission Ténéré. Arthaud Grenoble.
    1965 Carnets Sahariens. Flammarion Paris (translated in Bulgarian).
    1976 50 ans de Sahara. Photos Pierre Tairraz. Arthaud Grenoble.
    1978 Djebel Amour. Flammarion Paris. (in German as "Die Wüsten prinzessin")
    1985 L'Esclave de Dieu. Flammarion Paris.

    I read most of them and they gave me the strong will and hope to visit the wonderful and mysterious Sahara one day, which I finally did several times. I strongly advise you to read one of his books if you plan to visit the Sahara.

    More on Roger Frison-Roche on the site built by his daughter.

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    Read Roger Frison-Roche books !

    by JLBG Updated Jun 30, 2005

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    Miscellaneous: Roger Frison-Roche, born in Paris in 1906, died in 2000. He was a mountain guide and a famous writer. He split his life between Chamonix and the Sahara and wrote about 30 novels, half on Chamonix and half on the Sahara. Many were big successes and several have been made as films.

    He was in 1935, with Coche, the first to climb the Garet El Djenoun (Mountain of the Spirits), in the Hoggar mountains. Between April 16th and 24th 2005, off-springs of both climbers have performed a commemorative climb of the Garet.

    Novels Roger Frison-Roche wrote on the Sahara are the following
    1935 L'Appel du Hoggar. Flammarion Paris (in Italian as "l richiamo dell’Hoggar")
    1937 En skis et à chameau à travers le Grand Erg Occidental. SIPA Alger.
    1939 Kabylie 39. SIPA Alger.
    1941 Sur la Piste d'Empire. Edmond Chariot-Alger.
    1950 Bivouacs sous la lune : La Piste Oubliée tome 1. Arthaud Grenoble. (in English as "The lost trail")

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