The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2
“A fascinating tale. . . . Readers who are into high-altitude adventure stories won’t be disappointed.”—Associated PressIn 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victim. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2, the world’s second-highest mountain and, in the opinion of mountaineers, an even more formidable challenge than Mt. Everest. Although close to middle age and inexperienced at high altitude, Wolfe, with the team leader, made it higher than any other members of the expedition, but he couldn’t get back down. Suffering from altitude sickness and severe dehydration, he was abandoned at nearly 25,000 feet; it would be another sixty-three years before the author discovered his remains.
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Thank you all for such wonderful, insightful, and instructive (for me at least) reviews! Stay tuned, the third K2 book in my trilogy is on the way.
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I like to read a nonfiction book about people dying trying to climb Mt. Everest about once a year, so I was overdue for Last Man on the Mountain. It wasn't even Mt. Everest, really, it was K2, and way ... Read full review