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K2, the Savage Mountain : The Classic True Story of Disaster and Survival on the World's Second-Highest Mountain
by M.D. Charles H. Houston and Robert H. Bates and Jim Wickwire


Overview - When eleven climbers died on K2 on August 1, 2008, it was a stark reminder that the world's second-highest mountain has, for more than a century, been regarded as the most difficult and dangerous of all--for every four people who reach the top, one dies in the attempt.  Read more...

 
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Overview
When eleven climbers died on K2 on August 1, 2008, it was a stark reminder that the world's second-highest mountain has, for more than a century, been regarded as the most difficult and dangerous of all--for every four people who reach the top, one dies in the attempt. "K2, The Savage Mountain" tells the dramatic story of the 1953 American expedition, led by Charles S. Houston, when a combination of terrible storms and illness stopped the team short of the 28,251-foot summit. Then on the descent, tragedy struck, and how the climbers made it back to safety is renowned in the annals of climbing. "K2, The Savage Mountain" captures this sensational tale with an unmatched power that has earned this book its place as one of the classics of mountaineering literature.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781599216089
  • ISBN-10: 1599216086
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
  • Publish Date: December 2008
  • Page Count: 184
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.66 pounds


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