The Challenge of K2

The Challenge of K2
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THE CHALLENGE OF K2
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The Challenge of K2 From Pen and Sword Books

K2 is 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 world's top mountaineers a special all too often lethal attraction, and this is the subject of Richard Sale's fascinating book. As he 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.

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Publisher Pen and Sword Books
Author Richard Sale
Edition 1st edition
Date 2011
No. of Pages 227p.
ISBN 9781848842137
Size 24.1 x 16.2 cm
Cover hardback with dust jacket
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