Savage Summit: The Life and Death of the First Women of K2

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Social Science - 352 pages
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Though not as tall as Everest, the "Savage Mountain" is far more dangerous. Located on the border of China and Pakistan, K2 has some of the harshest climbing conditions in the world. Ninety women have scaled Everest but of the six women who reached the summit of K2, three lost their lives on the way back down the mountain and two have since died on other climbs.

In Savage Summit, Jennifer Jordan shares the tragic, compelling, inspiring, and extraordinary true stories of a handful of courageous women -- mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, poets and engineers -- who defeated this formidable mountain yet ultimately perished in pursuit of their dreams.

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Savage summit: the true stories of the five women who climbed K2, the world's most feared mountain

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K2, the world's second highest mountain, is considered one of the world's most dangerous climbs. Only five women have ever made it to the summit, all of them now dead (three died on their K2 descent ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jennifer Jordan has lived at the base of K2 twice while writing and producing the National Geographic documentary The Women of K2. She is a writer, producer, public speaker, and journalist, having created, produced, and hosted her own public radio talk show. Jennifer lives with her husband, filmmaker and adventurer Jeff Rhoads, in Salt Lake City.

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