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Abschied vom Himalaya: Erfolg und Tragik am K2 und Broad Peak [Departure from the Himalaya: Success and Tragedy on K2 and Broad Peak]

Author(s): Herrligkoffer, Karl

Copyright: 1989, Bayerland, Dachau
Specifications: 1st, 4to, pp.144, 41 color & 68 bw photos, photo eps, pictorial cloth
Condition: signature plate glued in, issued w/o dj, cloth new.

Herrligkoffer is best known as an expedition leader, and a controversial one at that, with 33 years of expeditions to the Himalaya. In this nicely presented book he recounts the two-pronged expedition of 1986 to both K2 and Broad Peak. On K2 Jerzy Kukuczka and Tadeusz Piotrowski made a magnificent ascent of the South Face without supplemental oxygen. Sadly, Piotrowski was killed in a fall on the descent. On Broad Peak five members managed to reach the top. An appendix summarizes his expeditions. In German, no English translation.





















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