K2, the Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story of Disaster and Survival on the World's Second Highest Mountain
Globe Pequot, Nov 1, 2008 - History - 184 pages
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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Review: K2, The Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story of Disaster and Survival on the World's Second Highest MountainUser Review - Andrea - Goodreads
This is a captivating read about the 1953 American expedition to K2, the world's second tallest mountain. The mountain had yet to be conquered despite numerous attempts, and the Americans hoped this ... Read full review
Review: K2, The Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story of Disaster and Survival on the World's Second Highest MountainUser Review - Goodreads
Edge of the seat, white knuckle account of one of the most daring expeditions of all time!