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One Man's Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

One Man's Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

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Overview

A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life, and death, on the world’s most unpredictable and perilous mountain.

Sitting just lower than Everest at 8,611 meters above sea level on the China–Pakistan border, the Savage Mountain claims the lives of even the most experienced climbers. Alongside severe altitude, the weather is notoriously volatile and the climb relentlessly steep. A staggering one in four attempts result in death on the mountain.

In One Man’s Climb, Adrian Hayes details an intensely personal account of his attempts to climb K2 – first in 2013 and again in 2014. Absorbing and self-reflective, his journey is as much a story of climbing a mountain as it is a testament to the human spirit’s ability to endure.



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ISBN-13: 9781526751652
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 07/26/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Adrian Hayes is a record-breaking adventurer, author, keynote speaker, leadership & team coach, documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner.  An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former British Army Gurkha officer who also spent two years in the Special Forces, he has two Guinness World Records for Polar expeditions to his name, has featured in three documentaries, and is also the author of Footsteps of Thesiger, an account of his journey across the Arabian Desert.

Adrian Hayes is a record-breaking adventurer, author, keynote speaker, leadership & team coach, documentary presenter and sustainability campaigner.  An Arabic and Nepalese speaking former British Army Gurkha officer who also spent two years in the Special Forces, he has two Guinness World Records for Polar expeditions to his name, has featured in three documentaries, and is also the author of Footsteps of Thesiger, an account of his journey across the Arabian Desert.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Introduction 1

Part 1

You're Crazy 5

A History of Disaster 14

The Seeds are Sown 24

The Taliban Strike 39

Skardu and the Baltoro 49

Base Camp 63

Uneasy Signs 72

All is Lost 87

Requiem 102

Part 2

Re-entry 113

In the Zone 124

All in the Team 138

Mind, Body and Spirit 150

One Step at a Time 160

Overcoming the Odds 172

Descent to Safety 186

Return to Reality 197

The Living Years 205

Epilogue 215

Appendices A-F 221

Acknowledgements 229

Glossary 231

About the Author 235

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