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K2, Triumph and Tragedy

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K2, "the savage mountain", is the second-highest peak in the world - and the most difficult to climb. In 1986, it was the site of both dazzling triumph and great loss as twenty-seven men and women reached the top but thirteen died trying. To this day it remains the single greatest tragedy in the history of mountaineering. Curran was there to record it all in words and photographs: courage and obsession, luminous success and thwarted ambition.

Synopsis:

This gripping story belongs with the classics of mountaineering. In 1986, nine expeditions attempted to climb K-2. Twenty-seven climbers reached the summit. Thirteen people died that summer. Two 8-page inserts, one in color. Maps.

About the Author

Jim Curran, a climber and photographer, has recorded expeditions in South America, India, China, and the Karakoram Range. He lives in Sheffield, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780395485903
Author:
Curran, Jim
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Mountains
Subject:
Mcuntaaneerang
Subject:
K2 (Pakistan : Mountain) Description and travel.
Subject:
Economics, finance, business and industry
Subject:
Special Interest - Adventure
Subject:
K
Subject:
Mountaineering -- Pakistan -- K2 (Mountain)
Subject:
K2 (Pakistan : Mountain)
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
fasc. 24
Publication Date:
February 1989
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.05x5.39x.73 in. .68 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This gripping story belongs with the classics of mountaineering. In 1986, nine expeditions attempted to climb K-2. Twenty-seven climbers reached the summit. Thirteen people died that summer. Two 8-page inserts, one in color. Maps.
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