K2, The Savage Mountain

Author: Charles Houston,Robert Bates

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493050257

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

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When eleven climbers died on K2 on August 1, 2008, it was a stark reminder that the world's second-highest mountain has, for more than a century, been regarded as the most difficult and dangerous of all—for every four people who reach the top, one dies in the attempt. K2, The Savage Mountain tells the dramatic story of the 1953 American expedition, led by Charles S. Houston, when a combination of terrible storms and illness stopped the team short of the 28,251-foot summit. Then on the descent, tragedy struck, and how the climbers made it back to safety is renowned in the annals of climbing. K2, The Savage Mountain captures this sensational tale with an unmatched power that has earned this book its place as one of the classics of mountaineering literature.

K2, the Savage Mountain

Author: Charles H. Houston,Charles S. Houston,Robert H. Bates

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781585740130

Category: Travel

Page: 336

View: 8354


K2, the second highest peak in the world, is generally regarded as the most difficult and dangerous of all mountains. This is the dramatic story of the 1953 American expedition when a combination of terrible storms and illness stopped them short of the summit. Then on the descent, tragedy struck, and how they made it back to safety is renowned in the annals of climbing. K2-The Savage Mountain captures this sensational tale with an unmatched power that has earned this book its place as one of the classics of mountaineering literature. (51/2 X 81/4, 336 pages, b&w photos, maps, illustrations)

K2

Author: Jim Curran

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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K2 is the world's second highest mountain, but its savage reputation is second to none. The loss of Alison Hargreaves and six companions in 1995 was a grim echo of the multiple deaths in 1986 and of earlier disasters which have become part of climbing legend. K2 has always attracted the greatest names in mountaineering. Wiessner, Houston, Bonatti, Diemberger and Bonington are among those whose lives have been permanently scarred by their experiences on it. At the same time some inspiring new routes have been achieved on the world's most difficult 8000-metre peak. Book jacket.

The Challenge of K2

Author: Richard Sale

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1844687023

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9717


K2 is a legend - one of the most demanding mountaineering challenges in the world and one of the most treacherous. Extreme, unpredictable weather and the acutely difficult climbing conditions test the technique, endurance and psychological strength of the most experienced mountaineers to the limit and often beyond. Many of the men and women who have sought to reach the summit have failed, often with tragic consequences - over 70 of them have died or disappeared. Yet this, the second highest mountain on Earth, continues to exercise for the worlds top mountaineers a special, and all too often lethal attraction. Richard Sales fascinating new book traces the climbing history of K2 over the last 150 years, he shows in graphic detail how it acquired this awesome reputation: it was during the first serious attempts on the summit in the 1930s and 1950s that K2 became known as the Savage Mountain.

K2, the Savage Mountain

Author: Norman Handy

Publisher: Novum Publishing

ISBN: 9783990487167

Category:

Page: N.A

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Strap yourself in for this one as you're in for quite a ride! This is the story of one man's travels in northern Pakistan. The final challenge comes for the ascent to the base camp of K2, the world's most deadly of mountains. A definite must read!

Savage Summit

Author: Jennifer Jordan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061753521

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

View: 1403


Though not as tall as Everest, the "Savage Mountain" is far more dangerous. Located on the border of China and Pakistan, K2 has some of the harshest climbing conditions in the world. Ninety women have scaled Everest but of the six women who reached the summit of K2, three lost their lives on the way back down the mountain and two have since died on other climbs. In Savage Summit, Jennifer Jordan shares the tragic, compelling, inspiring, and extraordinary true stories of a handful of courageous women -- mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, poets and engineers -- who defeated this formidable mountain yet ultimately perished in pursuit of their dreams.

K2, the Savage Mountain

Author: Charles S. Houston,Charles H. Houston, M.D.,Robert H. Bates,Jim Wickwire

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781599216089

Category: Travel

Page: 184

View: 9053


The 1953 American expedition to the second highest peak in the world.

K2, the Savage Mountain

Author: Charles Houston, MD

Publisher: Johnson Press

ISBN: 1446544117

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 214

View: 6526


Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Ghosts of K2

Author: Mick Conefrey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1786070235

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

View: 1757


K2 is almost 800ft shorter than Everest, yet it’s a far harder climb. Many great mountaineers became obsessed with reaching its summit, not all of them lived to tell of their adventures. Capturing the depth of their obsession, the heart-stopping tension of the climb and delving into the controversy that still surrounds the first ascent, Mick Conefrey delivers the definitive account of the ‘Savage Mountain’. From drug-addicted occultist Aleister Crowley to the brilliant but tortured expedition leader Charlie Houston and, later, the Italian duo who finally made it to the top, Conefrey resurrects the tragic heroes, eccentric dreamers and uncompromising rivalries forever instilled in K2’s legacy. This is the riveting, groundbreaking story of the world’s deadliest mountain.