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In the throne room of the mountain gods

Author: Galen A Rowell
Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1986 ed.]View all editions and formats
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Rowell, Galen A.
In the throne room of the mountain gods.
San Francisco : Sierra Club Books, ©1986
(OCoLC)630411592
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Galen A Rowell
ISBN: 0871567644 9780871567642
OCLC Number: 13218595
Description: xviii, 334 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Contents: Section I. Discovery --
The herdsman --
Explorers --
Section II. The Baltoro opens up --
The Karakoram Closure --
Invitation to the Karakoram --
Beginnings --
Meeting the team --
Section III. Dawnings --
Conway and Eckenstein --
Portents from Wick's journal --
1974 in the Baltoro --
The journey begins --
Section IV. Something hidden --
Akbar's village --
To Askole --
First to K2 --
To Paiyu --
Section V. The legacy of Heinrich Harrer --
Extreme climbing --
Two Schallers --
The interior --
Ibex --
Section VI. The year of the Baltoro --
Nineteen expeditions --
Beethoven at Urdukas --
The Duke --
Trouble on the glacier --
Section VII. The mountain --
The first Americans on K2 --
K2 at last --
An American tragedy on K2 --
Toward Savoia Pass --
Section VIII. The struggle for K2 --
Americans return to K2 --
The revolt --
Victory on K2 --
The enduring ridge --
Section IX. End of many roads --
Akbar's plight --
Concordia again --
At the heels of happiness --
1975 in retrospect --
Unexpected aftermath.
Responsibility: Galen Rowell ; foreword by George Schaller.

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