Stories of Survival From Everest and K2Book - 1999
In this pioneering anthology, Clint Willis presents 75 years of great writing -- from Neil O'Dell to Jon Krakauer -- on the fabled peaks. Here are stories of two British expeditions to Everest in the 1920s; a piece on the 1939 K2 attempt that claimed four climbers' lives; a firsthand account by the Sherpa who reached the summit of Everest in 1953 with Edmund Hillary; the story of the first successful American assault on K2 in 1978; a British photographer's view of the calamitous 1996 stormon Everest; and many more -- a cornucopia of mountaineering thrills for adventurous readers.
Publisher: New York : Balliet & Fitzgerald : Thunder's Mouth Press, c1999
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 321 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Stories of survival from Everest and K2
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