K2: The 1939 Tragedy

K2: The 1939 Tragedy


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K2: The 1939 Tragedy by Andrew Kauffman, William Putnam

* 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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ISBN-13: 9780898863734
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 09/28/1993
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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