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Charles S. Houston, Robert H. Bates K2, The Savage Mountain

The Classic True Story Of Disaster And Survival On The World's Second-Highest Mountain

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Rowman & Littlefield

USA

2008

Paperback

224

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295265

978-1-59921-608-9

1-59921-608-6

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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 is the remarkable first-hand account of the 1953 American expedition, led by Dr. Charles S. Houston, when a combination of storms and illness stopped the team short of the 28,251-foot summit. On the descent, tragedy struck. How they made it back to safety is renowned in the annals of climbing.

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