Challenge Of K2 A History Of The Savage Mountain

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The Challenge Of K2

Author : Richard Sale
ISBN : 1848842139
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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K2 is a legend - one of the most demanding mountaineering challenges in the world and one of the most treacherous. Extreme, unpredictable weather and the acutely difficult climbing conditions test the technique, endurance and psychological strength of the most experienced mountaineers to the limit - and often beyond. Many of the men and women who have sought to reach the summit have failed, often with tragic consequences - over 70 of them have died or disappeared. Yet this, the second highest mountain on Earth, continues to exercise for the world's top mountaineers a special, and all too often lethal attraction. Richard Sale's fascinating new book traces the climbing history of K2 over the last 150 years, he shows in graphic detail how it acquired this awesome reputation: it was during the first serious attempts on the summit in the 1930s and 1950s that K2 became known as the Savage Mountain.
Category: Sports & Recreation

K2 The Savage Mountain

Author : Charles Houston
ISBN : 9781493050253
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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When eleven climbers died on K2 on August 1, 2008, it was a stark reminder that the world's second-highest mountain has, for more than a century, been regarded as the most difficult and dangerous of all—for every four people who reach the top, one dies in the attempt. K2, The Savage Mountain tells the dramatic story of the 1953 American expedition, led by Charles S. Houston, when a combination of terrible storms and illness stopped the team short of the 28,251-foot summit. Then on the descent, tragedy struck, and how the climbers made it back to safety is renowned in the annals of climbing. K2, The Savage Mountain captures this sensational tale with an unmatched power that has earned this book its place as one of the classics of mountaineering literature.
Category: Sports & Recreation

K2 The Story Of The Savage Mountain

Author : Jim Curran
ISBN : 9781444778359
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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K2 is the world's second highest mountain, but its savage reputation is second to none. The loss of Alison Hargreaves and six companions in 1995 was a grim echo of the multiple deaths in 1986 and of earlier disasters which have become part of climbing legend. K2 has always attracted the greatest names in mountaineering. Wiessner, Houston, Bonatti, Diemberger and Bonington are among those whose lives have been permanently scarred by their experiences on it. At the same time some inspiring new routes have been achieved on the world's most difficult 8000-metre peak. Jim Curran, himself a survivor of 1986, has traced the history of the mountain from the nineteenth-century pioneer explorers down to the present, and sees a repeating pattern of naked ambition, rivalry, misjudgement and recrimination. He has also found selfless heroism and impressive route-making on the mountain that top climbers will always covet as the ultimate prize.
Category: Sports & Recreation

No Way Down

Author : Graham Bowley
ISBN : 9780141930954
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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No Way Down is the the gripping, terrifying story of a brutal struggle for survival on the upper slopes of the Himalayan K2, the world's most hostile terrain, by Graham Bowley. K2, August 1st, 2008. Thirty climbers are attempting the summit of the most savage mountain on Earth. They make it. But before they start their descent an ice shelf collapses, sweeping away their ropes. It is dark. Their lines are gone. They are low on oxygen. And it is getting very, very cold. How many will make it down alive? 'A gripping hour-by-hour dissection of events in the Western Himalayas over three deadly days. A fitting shelfmate to the modern classic Into Thin Air. A cracking read' Sunday Times 'Stories of heroism, sadness and extraordinary endurance against all the odds [are] woven into a thrilling drama' Daily Mail 'Unputdownable. A portrait of extreme courage, folly and loss, leavened by a small dose of survival . . . as complete a version of the calamitous story as will probably ever emerge' Financial Times 'The best mountain-disaster memoir since Into Thin Air' Mail on Sunday Graham Bowley was born in England in 1968. He is a reporter for the New York Times. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and their two daughters and son.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ab Bookman S Weekly

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ISBN : UOM:39015039369122
Genre : Antiquarian booksellers
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In The Throne Room Of The Mountain Gods

Author : Galen A. Rowell
ISBN : UOM:39015019651564
Genre : K2 (Pakistan : Mountain)
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A member of an American mountaineering team that set off in 1975 to climb the world's second highest peak in Pakistan's Karakoram range tells of the successes and failures that have marked various expeditions
Category: K2 (Pakistan : Mountain)

Mountain Conquest

Author : Eric Shipton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016403037
Genre : Mountaineering
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A record of the great mountaineering successes that were scored, first in the Alps and then around the world.
Category: Mountaineering

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373955
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature

Library Bulletin

Author : University of California, Davis. Library
ISBN : UIUC:30112042644416
Genre : Academic libraries
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Whitaker S Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015045631895
Genre : Bibliography, National
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K2

Author : Jim Curran
ISBN : UOM:39015040562459
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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K2 is the world's second highest mountain, but its savage reputation is second to none. The loss of Alison Hargreaves and six companions in 1995 was a grim echo of the multiple deaths in 1986 and of earlier disasters which have become part of climbing legend. K2 has always attracted the greatest names in mountaineering. Wiessner, Houston, Bonatti, Diemberger and Bonington are among those whose lives have been permanently scarred by their experiences on it. At the same time some inspiring new routes have been achieved on the world's most difficult 8000-metre peak. Book jacket.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Climbing

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ISBN : UCSC:32106012690209
Genre : Rock climbing
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Category: Rock climbing

Booklist

Author : Oregon State University. Library
ISBN : UIUC:30112071097106
Genre : Library science
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Category: Library science

Savage Summit

Author : Jennifer Jordan
ISBN : 9780061753527
Genre : Social Science
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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.
Category: Social Science

Summit Magazine

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105016621992
Genre : Mountaineering
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Category: Mountaineering

Branch Library Book News

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172119635034
Genre : Classified catalogs
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