Stories of Survival from Everest and K2

Publisher: Mainstream Pub Co Ltd


Language: English | Number of Pages: 318 | Format: Paperback

Isbn-10: 1840182911 | Isbn-13: 9781840182910 | Publish date: 

Also available as: Audio Cassette

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Book Description
In this pioneering anthology, Clint Willis presents 75 years of great writing - from Neil O'Dell to Jon Krakauer - on the fabled peaks. Here are stories of two British expeditions to Everest in the 1920s; a piece on the 1939 K2 attempt that claimed four climbers' lives; a firsthand account by the Sherpa who accompanied Edmund Hillary to the summit of Everest in 1953; the story of the first successful American assault on K2 in 1978; a British photographer's view of the calamitous 1996 storm on Everest; and many more. A cornucopia of mountaineering thrills for adventurous readers.