Brotherhood of the Rope: The Biography of Charles Houston

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The Mountaineers Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 250 pages
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The biography of Charles Houston, M.D., famed for leading the heroic K2 expedition of 1953 and his pioneering research in high-altitude medicine. It was a failed summit attempt and a failed rescue in the Himalaya that brought Charles Houston, M.D., fame and adulation in the mountaineering world. His leadership of the K2 expedition of 1953 is still celebrated as the embodiment of all that is right and good in the mountains. In Brotherhood of the Rope, Bernadette McDonald traces the development of an American hero.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
EARLY YEARS
13
THE HARVARD FIVE
29
BLESSED GODDESS
41
FIVE MILES HIGH
55
SOUTHERN BELLE
67
HIGH FLYERS
75
OPERATION EVEREST
85
SAVAGE SUMMIT I
135
DARK DAYS IN EXETER
141
SOPHISTICATED FRONTIER
149
URINE ANDJASMINE
189
LOGAN LANDINGS
199
DRUMMER
213
Notes
239
Bibliography
243

LET GO WITH BOTH HANDS
95
SOUTH SIDE OF EVEREST
101

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Bernadette McDonald is a writer and mountain culture consultant based in Banff, Alberta.

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