K2, The Savage Mountain

Publisher: Lyons Press Release date: 2008-12-16
Points Needed: 5150


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When eleven climbers died on K2 on August 1, 2008, it was a stark reminder that the world's second-highest mountain has, for more than a century, been regarded as the most difficult and dangerous of all-for every four people who reach the top, one dies in the attempt. K2, The Savage Mountain tells the dramatic story of the 1953 American expedition, led by Charles S. Houston, when a combination of terrible storms and illness stopped the team short of the 28,251-foot summit. Then on the descent, tragedy struck, and how the climbers made it back to safety is renowned in the annals of climbing. K2, The Savage Mountain captures this sensational tale with an unmatched power that has earned this book its place as one of the classics of mountaineering literature.

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Additional Information

Genre: c 1945 to c 1960

Collection: Lyons Press

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 336

ISBN: 9781461745792

Additional Information

Genre: c 1945 to c 1960

Collection: Lyons Press

Type: Adobe PDF

Pages: 336

ISBN: 9781461745792

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