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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, 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.
|Publisher:||Mountaineers Books, The|
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About 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.
Table of Contents
New Foreword Yvon Chouinard 11
Introduction to the Original Edition 13
Introduction to the 1999 Edition 15
Prelude Jim Whittaker 19
1 Dust From the Road 31
2 Bridge Over the Dumordo 53
3 The Book of Marvels 79
4 The Crystal Ball 105
5 The Snow Butterfly 139
6 Storms and Tempers 177
7 The Snow Dome 201
8 Problemas Grandes 225
9 Into the Death Zone 261
10 At the Edge 291
11 No Conquerors-Only Survivors 321
12 The Griffon 351