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Curran, K2, Triumph and Tragedy.

Curran, K2, Triumph and Tragedy.

Curran, Jim. K2, Triumph and Tragedy. Seattle, The Mountaineers, 1987. 16 x 24cm. 219 pages, with maps and colour plates. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition, like new.

In the summer of 1986, nine expeditions representing 10 nationalities converged in Pakistan at Base Camp (″the Strip”) on K-2, the world’s second-highest mountain. Twenty-seven people reached the summit; 13 perished. Climber-photographer Curran accompanied the British expedition to film a pioneer route on the Northwest Ridge. When that attempt failed, he stayed on to support his friend Al Rouse, who joined forces with the Polish climber Mrufka Wolf for a summit try via the Abruzzi Ridge. Curran was among the first to arrive, last to depart and the only English-speaking person at the site for the entire series of events. Here, he has told a gripping story that belongs with the classics of mountaineering. [From Publishers Weekly]

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Curran, K2, Triumph and Tragedy.
Curran, K2, Triumph and Tragedy.

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