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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

Climatological Data

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ISBN : IND:30000090093646
Genre : Alabama
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Category: Alabama

House Documents

Author : USA Congress House of Representatives
ISBN : BSB:BSB11312780
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The Last Man On The Mountain The Death Of An American Adventurer On K2

Author : Jennifer Jordan
ISBN : 9780393079197
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"A fascinating tale…Readers who are into high-altitude adventure stories won’t be disappointed." —Associated Press In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victim. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2, the world’s second-highest mountain and, in the opinion of mountaineers, an even more formidable challenge than Mt. Everest. Although close to middle age and inexperienced at high altitude, Wolfe, with the team leader, made it higher than any other members of the expedition, but he couldn’t get back down. Suffering from altitude sickness and severe dehydration, he was abandoned at nearly 25,000 feet; it would be another sixty-three years before the author discovered his remains.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Savage View

Author : Bradley W. Richards
ISBN : 0962194069
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography