Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jun 11, 2012 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award: "Gripping, intense…Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air]." —Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe

When eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008, two Sherpas survived. Their astonishing tale became the stuff of mountaineering legend. This white-knuckle adventure follows the Sherpas from their remote villages in Nepal to the peak of the world’s most dangerous mountain, recounting one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.

Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award and an official selection of the American Alpine Club Book Club.


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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

I really applaud Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan for their efforts to tell the story of tragedy on K2 from the Sherpas' perspective in "Buried in the Sky: The extraordinary story of the Sherpa ... Read full review

BURIED IN THE SKY: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers On K2's Deadliest Day

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A fast-paced narrative of one of the worst climbing disasters in the history of K2.Zuckerman and Padoan join forces in this harrowing account of the 2008 mountaineering tragedy on the summit of K2 ... Read full review

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List of Characters
The Death Zone
Summit Fever
Doorway to Heaven
The Prince and the Porter
The Celebrity Ethnicity
Escape from the Summit
Buried inthe Sky 14 The Fearless Five
The Next Life
Background Notes
Selected Bibliography

The Approach 7 Weather Gods 8 Ghost Winds 9 Through the Bottleneck

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About the author (2012)

Peter Zuckerman is a non-fiction writer. He has received some of the most prestigious recognitions in American journalism. At age 26 he won the Livingston Award, the largest, all-media, general reporting prize in America. His writing has also received is the National Journalism Award and the Blethan Award.

Amanda Padoan is a mountaineer and alpine historian. She studied literature at Harvard University and law at Pepperdine School of Law. Amanda writes for Explorersweb and has contributed to Rock and Ice and The Alpinist.

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