K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain

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At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason. Four times as deadly as Everest, K2 has claimed the lives of seventy-seven climbers since 1954. In August 2008 eleven climbers died in a single thirty-six-hour period on K2–the worst single-event tragedy in the mountain's history. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe.

In K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain, Viesturs reveals in a gripping narrative the remarkable history of the mountain and of those who have attempted to conquer it. Focusing on K2's most dramatic campaigns, including his own troubled ascent, and never-before-seen photographs from his personal collection and from historical sources, this is the definitive account of the world's ultimate mountain.

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By Ed Viesturs with David Roberts

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On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $ ($32.00 in Canada)
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