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Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Maybe not a total mountaineering book, but for anyone readi

    Maybe not a total mountaineering book, but for anyone reading about this part of the mountaineering world it is almost a must read.
    Often forgotten, the sherpa's story is presented here in detail and with feeling. What goes on "behind the scenes" to make a expedition happen, and what has been going on for years with these people is put forth here with heartfelt stories and well researched detail.
    If you're going to this region or if you're going to read about mountain climbing here, you really ought to read this and consider a point of view that isn't often presented. Good read!

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  • Posted January 10, 2013

    Strong stuff, Well-done

    All mountaineers (& mountaineering fans) realize that many of the greatest feats in alpinism would not have occurred without the work of the indigenous people of the Himalayas. Until recently, all but ignored by climbers and the press, "Buried" gives these men and women their due. The book lays out the various groups lumped together as "sherpas" and gives you an inside look at a major climb from the 'insider's" point of view. Nicely done.

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  • Posted September 22, 2012

    Great non-fiction reading!

    Provides great back ground info of climbers.The detailed presentation of the events of this tragic K2 climb make this a can't put down read! It's obvious the authors did a great deal of one-on-one research.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

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    Great book very compelling just a slow start but its worth the read

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