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The Resource The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey

The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey

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The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent
Title
The ghosts of K2
Title remainder
the epic saga of the first ascent
Statement of responsibility
Mick Conefrey
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Language
eng
Summary
"At 28,251 feet, K2 might be almost 800 feet shorter than Everest, but it is a far tougher proposition. Unlike Everest, there is no 'yak route' for commercial clients. It is hard climbing all the way from its base to its summit. K2 will kill you on the way up and kill you on the way down. Mick Conefrey tells the story of three extraordinary expeditions filled with riveting drama and unimaginable tragedy: Fritz Wiessner's controversial attempt of 1939, the disastrous American expedition of 1953, and the huge Italian expedition of 1954 on which K2 was first climbed. He captures the bold and eccentric characters-- their friendships and rivalries, their guilt and betrayals. At the center of the narrative is Charlie Houston, who led the failed 1953 exhibition, who was forced to give up his ambition of ever reaching the summit, and who was haunted for the rest of his life by the ghosts of the world's most beautiful and lethal mountain"--
Summary
Mick Conefrey tells the story of three extraordinary expeditions filled with riveting drama and unimaginable tragedy: Fritz Wiessener’s controversial attempt of 1939, the disastrous American expedition of 1953, and the huge Italian expedition of 1954 on which K2 was first climbed
Writing style
Award
National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography, 2016.
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10456963
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Conefrey, Mick
Dewey number
796.522095491/32
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Mountaineering
  • Mountains
  • K2 (Pakistan : Mountain)
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountains
  • Travel
  • Pakistan
Target audience
adult
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the epic saga of the first ascent
Label
The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-307) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The mountain with no name -- The beast and the prince -- The Harvard boys -- A climbing party -- High ambition -- The fall out -- Unfinished business -- Teamwork -- Man down -- The old road -- The flowers of Italy -- The spoils of victory -- The base lie? -- Living up to your name?
Control code
ocn884816191
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780745954
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)884816191
Label
The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-307) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The mountain with no name -- The beast and the prince -- The Harvard boys -- A climbing party -- High ambition -- The fall out -- Unfinished business -- Teamwork -- Man down -- The old road -- The flowers of Italy -- The spoils of victory -- The base lie? -- Living up to your name?
Control code
ocn884816191
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781780745954
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)884816191

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