K2 the Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story of Disaster and Survival on the World's Second Highest Mountain (Paperback)
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Short Description for K2 the Savage Mountain The 1953 American expedition to the second highest peak in the world.
- Published: 16 December 2008
- Format: Paperback 336 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781599216089 ISBN 10: 1599216086
- Sales rank: 117,496
Full description for K2 the Savage Mountain
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.