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No Way Down: Life and Death on K2

Graham Bowley - 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
“No Way Down is both a gripping read and a clear-eyed investigation of the hubris, politics, and bad luck that brought on one of the worst disasters in modern mountaineering history.” — Michael Kodas, author of High Crimes: The Fate of Everest ...

K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain

Ed Viesturs - 2009 - Sports & Recreation - No preview available
A first American mountaineer to have ascended all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks explores the history of K2 as reflected by six dramatic climbing campaigns, describing the tragedies that have marked many attempts as well as his own near ...

High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

David Breashears - 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - Snippet view
A cinematographer and mountaineer describes a 1996 expedition to Everest, detailing the creation of his IMAX film "Everest"

Touching the Void

Joe Simpson - 1988 - Mountaineering - Snippet view
The author relates his nearly fatal adventures mountaineering in the Andes, adventures that included a fall into a crevice, broken limbs, and return to safety

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

Jon Krakauer - 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - Snippet view
The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived

No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

Ed Viesturs, David Roberts - 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - Snippet view
A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most harrowing and dangerous climbs as he pursues the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, detailing his dedication to the philosophy that "getting to the top is optional ...

Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains

Jon Krakauer - 1997 - Travel - Snippet view
Explores the adventure and risks that compel climbers to face the challenges of such peaks as Denali, K2, Everest, and the Eiger

Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season

Nick Heil - 2008 - Sports & Recreation - Limited preview
The inside story of the deadly 2006 climbing season on Everest On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. A week later ...