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K2 : The 1939 Tragedy - Andrew Kauffman


The 1939 Tragedy

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* 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.

ISBN: 9780898863734
ISBN-10: 0898863732
Series: Mountaineers Bks.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st September 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.73 x 15.04  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.4