K2 Life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain

Ed Viesturs

Book - 2009

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 mountaine...ering in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe.

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Published
New York : Broadway Books c2009.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
342 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
9780767932509
Main Author
Ed Viesturs (-)
Other Authors
David Roberts, 1943- (-)
  • The motivator
  • Decision
  • Breakthrough
  • The great mystery
  • Brotherhood
  • The price of conquest
  • The dangerous summer
  • Epilogue: the Holy Grail.