K2: Triumph and Tragedy

by Jim Curran

K2, "the savage mountain", is the second-highest peak in the world - and the most difficult to cllimb. In 1986, it was the site of both dazzling triumph and great loss as twenty-seven men and women reached the top but thirteen died trying. Tto this day it ramains the single greatest tragedy in the history of mountaineering. Curran was there to record it all in words and photographs: courage and obsession, luminous success and thwarted ambition.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780395485903
  • ISBN-10: 0395485908
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 02/03/1989
  • Carton Quantity: 24
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  • About the Book
    K2, "the savage mountain", is the second-highest peak in the world - and the most difficult to climb. In 1986, it was the site of both dazzling triumph and great loss as twenty-seven men and women reached the top but thirteen died trying. To this day it remains the single greatest tragedy in the history of mountaineering. Curran was there to record it all in words and photographs: courage and obsession, luminous success and thwarted ambition.
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    "A monument not only to human will and endurance but to the inscrutable vastness of the great white mountain itself." —The New York Times

    "A gripping story that belongs with the classics of mountaineering." —Publishers Weekly

    "Engagingly written and beautifully illustrated." —Library Journal
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