K2: The 1939 Tragedy

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The Mountaineers Books, Sep 1, 1993 - History - 224 pages
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Mountaineers everywhere had an opinion on this controversial story when it was first published. Now available in a paperbound version, K2: The 1939 Tragedy unravels the complex tangle of events and personalities that led to four deaths on the 1939 American expedition to K2. With the aid of a recently available trip diary, this book challenges the conventionally accepted version of the story.
  

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User Review  - Jan Strong - Goodreads

These mountaineering books are compelling-I am drawn in by the stories and the people, not necessarily the writing. Most tragic and interesting. Read full review

Contents

Preface
7
Introduction
11
The Challenge
17
The Leader
28
The Team
36
Bon Voyage
45
Land of the Lotus Eaters
51
Blisters and Fleas
57
The New Evidence
106
A Mountain was Lost
112
The Search
125
The Road Back
134
The Unanswered Questions
144
Farewell to the Drama
154
Biographical Sketches
163
Peril in High Places
173

The Road to Xanadu
66
The Abruzzi Ridge
75
Prelude to Disaster
88
Into the Death Zone
96
Notes
209
Index
219
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