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Karakoram : Climbing Through the Kashmir Conflict

Author: Steve Swenson
Publisher: Seattle : Mountaineers Books, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Karakoram is world-class alpinist Steve Swenson's personal story of climbing K2 and other peaks in the Karakoram Range that straddles the borders of China, India, and Pakistana story told against the backdrop of extreme altitude and conflict between these nations for control of Kashmir. Love of climbing mountains has lead Swenson to the summits of some of the highest and most dangerous peaks in the world. But over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Swenson, Steve.
Karakoram.
Seattle : Mountaineers Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017014916
Named Person: Steve Swenson; Steve Swenson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Swenson
ISBN: 9781594859731 1594859736
OCLC Number: 979993486
Description: 315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: To Pakistan, Gasherbrum IV Southwest Ridge, 1980; East Face, 1980 --
Elusive Summits, Gasherbrum IV Northwest Ridge, 1983; K2 North Ridge, 1986; K2 South Face 1987 --
K2 at Last, K2 North Ridge, 1990 --
Life and Death, Gasherbrum IV Southwest Ridge, 1992 --
Everest, Everest Kangshung Face, 1994 ; North Ridge, 1994 --
One More Try, Gasherbrum IV Southwest Ridge, 1999 --
After 9/11, Kondus Valley, 2001; Charakusa Valley : Nayser Brakk, Kapura, and K7 West Northwest Ridge, 2004 --
The Killer Mountain, Nanga Parbat Mazeno Ridge, 2004 --
The World's Hardest Mountains, Latok II South Ridge, 2006; Latok I North Ridge, 2007; Choktoi Spire North Ridge, 2007 --
The Risk of Regret, Saser Kangri II Southwest Face, 2009; Tsok Kangri, 2011; Saser Kangri II Southwest Face, 2011 --
Attack, Nanga Parbat, 2013 --
Passing the Torch, Changi Tower, 2015; K6 Central, 2015.
Responsibility: Steve Swenson.

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Karakoram is world-class alpinist Steve Swenson's personal story of climbing K2 and other peaks in the Karakoram Range that straddles the borders of China, India, and Pakistana story told against the backdrop of extreme altitude and conflict between these nations for control of Kashmir. Love of climbing mountains has lead Swenson to the summits of some of the highest and most dangerous peaks in the world. But over the years, he developed a deep respect for the rugged landscapes and local people found the remote Karakoram Range in South Asia. Readers join him on the trail for numerous attempts on these 8000-meter peaks, getting an intimate look at everything from expedition dynamics among his various climbing partners to the logistics of trip planning. Especially rewarding is the fond relationship that develops between Swenson and Rasool, one of the Balti porters that he becomes close to.

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