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K2 : life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain

Author: Ed Viesturs; David Roberts
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Viesturs; David Roberts
ISBN: 9780767932509 0767932501
OCLC Number: 290464895
Description: 342 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: The motivator --
Decision --
Breakthrough --
The great mystery --
Brotherhood --
The price of conquest --
The dangerous summer.
Responsibility: Ed Viesturs with David Roberts.

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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.

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