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Buried in the sky : the extraordinary story of the Sherpa climbers on K2's deadliest day

Author: Peter Zuckerman; Amanda Padoan
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents the stories of the sherpas who have acted as expert consultants to Westerners climbing the Himalayas, focusing in particular on Chhiring Dorje Sherpa and Pasang Lama, who survived when eleven other climbers died on K2 in August 2008.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Zuckerman; Amanda Padoan
ISBN: 9780393079883 0393079880
OCLC Number: 755704991
Description: xvi, 285 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The death zone --
Ambition. summit fever ; Doorway to heaven ; The prince and the porter ; The celebrity ethnicity ; Insha'Allah --
Conquest. The approach ; Weather gods ; Ghost winds ; Through the bottleneck --
Descent. Escape from the summit ; Sonam ; Survival ; Buried in the sky ; The Fearless Five ; The next life.
Responsibility: Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan.

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In August 2008, when 11 climbers lost their lives on K2, the world's most dangerous peak, two Sherpas survived and are two of the most skillful mountaineers on earth.  Read more...

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[A] revelatory look at Sherpa history and culture . Highly recommended. --David Pitt"

 
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