In the throne room of the mountain gods

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Sierra Club Books, Sep 1, 1977 - Sports & Recreation - 326 pages
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A member of an American mountaineering team that set off in 1975 to climb the world's second highest peak in Pakistan's Karakoram range tells of the successes and failures that have marked various expeditions

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User Review  - John Mattson - Goodreads

The photos make this book a classic, but the story is also very interesting and well written. The human dynamics of a failed attempt on one of the most intense mountains in the world create a story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erica - Goodreads

Fantastic look into the interpersonal drama that plagues climbing teams. I loved the amazing photos (several in color) and the history of K2. Read full review

Contents

THE BALTORO OPENS UP
15
dawnings
35
SOMETHING HIDDEN
71
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About the author (1977)

Rowell was born in Berkeley, California, in 1940, and now lives beside the park trails he often walked with his parents. He was scaling Sierra peaks by the age of ten, rock-climbing in Yosemite at sixteen, and had made over 100 first ascents by thirty.

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