The Challenge of K2: A History of the Savage Mountain by Richard Sale

By Richard Sale

K2 is a legend - the most tough climbing demanding situations on this planet and the most treacherous. severe, unpredictable climate and the acutely tricky mountain climbing stipulations try out the approach, persistence and mental power of the main skilled mountaineers to the restrict – and sometimes past. some of the women and men who've sought to arrive the summit have failed, frequently with tragic effects - over 70 of them have died or disappeared. but this, the second one optimum mountain on the earth, keeps to workout for the world’s best mountaineers a unique, and all too frequently deadly appeal. Richard Sale’s interesting new publication strains the mountaineering historical past of K2 over the past a hundred and fifty years, he exhibits in photo aspect the way it received this impressive recognition: it was once through the first severe makes an attempt at the summit within the Thirties and Nineteen Fifties that K2 grew to become often called the Savage Mountain.

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