The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2 (Google eBook)

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The Mountaineers Books, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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The Last Step is Rick Ridgeway's inside story of this extraordinary expedition. It's about the people who, battered by the mountain and their isolation, overcame their individual fears, desire, and disappointments to work together to get somebody?anybody?to the top of K2. It's about the glorious success the team achieved, and about the perilous bivouac Jim Wickwire spent just below the summit without food, oxygen or shelter in temperatures of -40F.
  

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Review: The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2

User Review  - Denis Hall - Goodreads

great mountaineering read... Read full review

Review: The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2

User Review  - April.lehman - Goodreads

Classic account of the american first ascent of k2. It's one of those books where you're shocked someone actually told all the gory details of the interpersonal conflicts of large expeditions. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Rick Ridgeway, a mountaineering legend, is renowned for his writing, photography, & filmmaking. His articles appear in numerous magazines, & he is the author of four previous books, including "The Shadow of Kilimanjaro." He lives with his family in California.

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