The Last Step: The American Ascent Of K2

The Last Step: The American Ascent Of K2

by Rick Ridgeway
     
 

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The Last Step tells the story, written by Rick Ridgeway, a member of the expedition team, of the 1978 first American ascent of K2. It was the third ascent overall of K2 and the first on which any members reached the summit without using supplemental oxygen on the final push. They experienced the usual nasty weather on K2 and the team, stressed by the weather

Overview

The Last Step tells the story, written by Rick Ridgeway, a member of the expedition team, of the 1978 first American ascent of K2. It was the third ascent overall of K2 and the first on which any members reached the summit without using supplemental oxygen on the final push. They experienced the usual nasty weather on K2 and the team, stressed by the weather, food shortages, and too many days and nights at altitude in close quarters, fractured into factions. The expedition, led by Jim Whittaker and including John Roskelley and Jim Wickwire among other significant climbers, succeeded in putting a team on the summit. Reintroduced here in Mountaineers Books' Legends and Lore series, this classic includes a 32-page color insert, as well as a new foreword by mountaineer and Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594858611
Publisher:
The Mountaineers Press
Publication date:
04/15/2014
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,285,165
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Rick Ridgeway is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author, photographer, and environmentalist based in Ojai, California. He was included in National Geographic Adventure's "Hall of Fame" in 2008-2009. His writings and photographs have appeared in many publications.

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