The Last Step: The American Ascent of K2

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The Mountaineers Books, 1999 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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In September 1978, after 67 days on the mountain--nearly all of them above 18,000 feet--Ridgeway and three others stood atop K2, the first Americans ever to accomplish this feat. The Last Step tells the story of their extraordinary expedition. Illustrations. of color photos.
 

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Contents

Dust from the Road
11
Bridge over the Dumordo
29
The Book of Marvels
53
The Crystal Ball
75
The Snow Butterfly
103
Storms and Tempers
135
The Snow Dance
157
Problemas Grandes
177
Into the Death Zone
207
At the Edge
233
No Conquerors Only Survivors
259
The Griffon
283
Epilogue
303
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About the author (1999)

Rick Ridgeway, a mountaineering legend, is renowned for his writing, photography, & filmmaking. His articles appear in numerous magazines, & he is the author of four previous books, including "The Shadow of Kilimanjaro." He lives with his family in California.

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