The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2: Jordan, Jennifer
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The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2

Author(s): Jordan, Jennifer

Copyright: 2010, US
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 40 bw photos, sketch, map, black/blue cloth
Condition: dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine

The untold story of Dudley Wolfe and America’s ill-fated 1939 expedition to the roof of the world. In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victims. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2. Although close to middle age and inexperienced at high altitude, Wolfe, with the team leader Fritz Wiessner, made it higher than any other members of the expedition, but he couldn’t get back down. Suffering from altitude sickness and severe dehydration, he was abandoned at nearly 25,000 feet; it would be another sixty-three years before Jennifer Jordan discovered his remains. Honorable Mention 2010 National Outdoor Book Award in the History/Biography category.





















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