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  - Alison Sumprer - Goodreads

Interesting and very sad that so many climbers died in 1986 on the mountain. I knew climbing was dangerous, and I knew many people have died trying to reach the summit, but this was just so depressing. Read full review

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User Review  - Luke - Goodreads

Great true story of a British film producer being sent to document a his groups 1986 attempt of K2. It's interesting to note that he was not an expert mountaineer, but was sent to arguably the most ... Read full review

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About the author (1987)

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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