One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2: Wilkinson, Freddie
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One Mountain Thousand Summits: The Untold Story of Tragedy and True Heroism on K2

Author(s): Wilkinson, Freddie

Copyright: 2010, US
Specifications: 1st, 8vo,, 342, 22 bw photos, white/blue cloth
Condition: signed, dj & cloth new

When eleven men perished on the slopes of K2 in August 2008, it was one of the deadliest single events in Himalayan climbing, and it made headlines around the world. Yet none of the surviving Western climbers could explain precisely what happened. Their memories were admittedly fogged by exhaustion, hypoxia, and hallucinations. The truth of what occurred lies with four Sherpa guides, who were largely ignored by the mainstream media in the aftermath of the tragedy, who lost two of their own during the incident, and whose heroic efforts saved the lives of at least four climbers. Based on numerous trips to Nepal and in-depth interviews he conducted with these unacknowledged heroes, the other survivors, and the families of the lost climbers, alpinist and veteran climbing writer Freddie Wilkinson presents this insider's account of one of the most devastating disasters in mountaineering history. K2 has once again earned its name - The Savage Mountain. This is one of ten books which covered the 2008 events on K2.

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