K2 : life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain / Ed Viesturs ; with David Roberts.Material type: TextPublication details: New York : Broadway Books, c2009.Edition: 1st edDescription: 342 p.,  leaves of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cmISBN:
- Life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain
- GV199.44.P18 V54 2009
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The motivator -- Decision -- Breakthrough -- The great mystery -- Brotherhood -- The price of conquest -- The dangerous summer.
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 and the second-worst in the long chronicle of mountaineering in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe.