K2, Triumph and Tragedy

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1987 - Nature - 217 pages
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K2, "the savage mountain", is the second-highest peak in the world - and the most difficult to cllimb. 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. Tto this day it ramains 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.

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User Review  - Carolyn (in SC) C234D - Goodreads

I liked this very much. I find the books I've read about mountaineering fascinating, such as INTO THIN AIR and THE CLIMB. This book was written by Jim Curran, an experienced climber and photographer ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rebekkila - Goodreads

I feel a bit bad about loving this book so much. Thirteen people died while climbing K2 during the summer of 1986 and the author was there at base camp for all thirteen deaths. I probably could have ... Read full review

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

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