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-- Stories from the world's most experienced and respected climbers<P>-- Selections are united by a single compelling theme<P>-- Forewords by John Harlin and Mark Synott<P>Glorious Failures is an engaging collection of the most famous and infamous almost-summits. Each account is about an expedition that failed to reach the summit, the top of a new route, or the right summit. The most memorable expeditions, the greatest heroism, the greatest exhibitions of human failings, the greatest leaps for climber-kind have been associated with a failed expedition, and each of these early attempts often rival the first successful ascent in fame and notoriety. Includes the story of the 1953 American expedition to K2 lead by Charles Houston, which came tantalizingly close to the summit and stands as symbol of all that is the best in mountaineering, told in fascinating detail by Jim Curran.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780898868258
Editor:
Mountaineers Books Staff
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books
Editor:
Mountaineers Books Staff
Author:
Staff, Mountaineers Books
Location:
Seattle, WA
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Mountaineering expeditions
Subject:
Outdoors-Mountaineering
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
The Mountaineers anthology series ;
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.95x5.89x.73 in. .77 lbs.

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