K2 - The 1939 Tragedy

Author(s): Andrew J. Kauffman; William L. Putnam

Mountaineering


* Explains the complex tangle of events and personalities that led to the death of four men on the world's second-highest summit
* Reveals a trip diary found decades after the expedition uncover the disaster's contributing factors

Mountaineers everywhere had an opinion on this controversial story when it was first published.K2: The 1939 Tragedy unravels the complex tangle of events and personalities that led to four deaths on the 1939 American expedition to K2. With the aid of a recently available trip diary, this book challenges the conventionally accepted version of the story, explaining how five ill-prepared men were led by one strong, dedicated man on a mission beyond their collective abilities, in a land where people do not belong.

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General Fields

  • : 9780898863734
  • : Mountaineers Books, The
  • : Mountaineers Books, The
  • : 0.4
  • : September 1993
  • : .6 Inches X 6.05 Inches X 8.95 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andrew J. Kauffman; William L. Putnam
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 224