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K2, The Savage Mountain

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

K2, The Savage Mountain by Charles Houston
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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.

Lyons Press; December 2008
336 pages; ISBN 9781461745792
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Title: K2, The Savage Mountain
Author: Charles Houston; Robert Bates; Jim Wickwire