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K2 : life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain / Ed Viesturs with David Roberts.

Viesturs, Ed. (Author). Roberts, David. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780767932509
  • ISBN: 0767932501
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Physical Description: 342 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, c2009.

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Adams Free Library 796.522 Viesturs (Text) 37431000780688 General Available -
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Chicopee Main Library 796.522 VIESTURS (Text) 38138001600356 Nonfiction (Lower Level) Available -
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Great Barrington Mason Library 796.52 VIESTURS, ED (Text) 32403000877850 Adult Nonfiction Available -
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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents: The motivator -- Decision -- Breakthrough -- The great mystery -- Brotherhood -- The price of conquest -- The dangerous summer.
Summary or Annotation: "At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason. Four times as deadly as Everest, K2 has claimed the lives of seventy-seven climbers since 1954. In August 2008 eleven climbers died in a single thirty-six-hour period on K2-the worst single-event tragedy in the mountain's history and the second-worst in the long chronicle of mountaineering in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe.
Subject: Mountaineering > Pakistan > K2 (Mountain)
Mountains > Pakistan > K2 (Mountain) > Difficulty of ascent.
Mountaineers > Pakistan > K2 (Mountain)
Mountaineering accidents > Pakistan > K2 (Mountain)
K2 (Pakistan : Mountain) > Description and travel.
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