K2, Triumph and Tragedy

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1987 - Nature - 217 pages
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K2, "the savage mountain", is the second-highest peak in the world - and the most difficult to cllimb. In 1986, it was the site of both dazzling triumph and great loss as twenty-seven men and women reached the top but thirteen died trying. Tto this day it ramains the single greatest tragedy in the history of mountaineering. Curran was there to record it all in words and photographs: courage and obsession, luminous success and thwarted ambition.

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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

Jim Curran's "K2: Triumph and Tragedy" is a solid account of the disastrous 1986 climbing season on K2, the world's second highest mountain. That year, 13 climbers from a variety of expeditions died ... Read full review

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The author's original involvement in this British expedition was for the purpose of making a film. His focus shifted, however, to trying to understand how this climbing season turned so deadly. The ... Read full review

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Jim Curran, a climber and photographer, has recorded expeditions in South America, India, China, and the Karakoram Range. He lives in Sheffield, England.

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