Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain

Book - 2009
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At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason. Four times as deadly as Everest, K2 has claimed the lives of seventy-seven climbers since 1954. In August 2008 eleven climbers died in a single thirty-six-hour period on K2-the worst single-event tragedy in the mountain's history and the second-worst in the long chronicle of mountaineering in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe.
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780767932509
Branch Call Number: 796.52209 VIESTURS
Characteristics: 342 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Roberts, David 1943-


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Aug 27, 2015

Very good book. True life adventures of mountain climbers on K2. Puts you in the place of the climbers and some of the mind-sets they have as they attempt to climb K2. Some of the hardships they endure are crazy. The book is hard to put down at times. Well worth the reading.


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