Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters #ad - All seven perished in what remains the most tragic expedition in American climbing history. Revisiting the event in the tradition of Norman Maclean’s Young Men and Fire, James M. Tabor uncovers elements of controversy, finger-pointing, and cover-up that make this disaster unlike any other. Ten days passed while the storm raged, yet no rescue was mounted.
Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest PeakPlume #ad - In denali’s howl, hall reveals the full story of the expedition in a powerful retelling that will mesmerize the climbing community as well as anyone interested in mega-storms and man’s sometimes deadly drive to challenge the forces of nature. In the summer of 1967, twelve young men ascended Alaska’s Mount McKinley—known to the locals as Denali.
Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak #ad - Engulfed by a once-in-alifetime blizzard, only five made it back down. Andy hall, a journalist and son of the park superintendent at the time, lost documents, was living in the park when the tragedy occurred and spent years tracking down rescuers, survivors, and recordings of radio communications.
No Way Down: Life and Death on K2HarperCollins e-books #ad - From tragic deaths to unbelievable stories of heroism and survival, and, No Way Down is an amazing feat of storytelling and adventure writing, in the words of explorer and author Sir Ranulph Fiennes, “the closest you can come to being on the summit of K2 on that fateful day. ”. But second to no peak in terms of danger.
It is a refreshingly unadorned account of the true brutality of climbing K2, where heroes emerge and egos are stripped down, and the only thing achieving immortality is the cold ruthless mountain. Norman ollestad, no way down by new york times reporter graham bowley is the harrowing account of the worst mountain climbing disaster on K2, author of Crazy for the Storm In the tradition of Into Thin Air and Touching the Void, second to Everest in height.
No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 #ad - . No way down is both a gripping read and a clear-eyed investigation of the hubris, politics, and bad luck that brought on one of the worst disasters in modern mountaineering history. Michael kodas, author of high crimes: the fate of everest in an Age of Greed “Graham Bowley’s No Way Down does a great job of putting you on the mountain.
Deep Waters: Courage, Character and the Lake Timiskaming Canoeing TragedyPhyllis Bruce Books #ad - On the morning of june 11, 1978, 27 boys and four leaders from St. Deep waters is a remarkable story of endurance, courage and unspeakable pain, a book that also explores the nature of risk-taking and the resilience of the human spirit. John’s school in ontario set out on a canoeing expedition on Lake Timiskaming.
This tragedy, as james raffan explains, which was first deemed to be an “accident, a shocking tale of a school’s survival philosophy gone terribly wrong, ” was actually, unsafe canoes and equipment, and a total lack of emergency preparedness training. By the end of the day, 12 boys and one leader were dead, with all four canoes overturned and floating aimlessly in the wind.
Deep Waters: Courage, Character and the Lake Timiskaming Canoeing Tragedy #ad - James raffan is that rare author, proving with deep waters that he is a masterful storyteller who has not only penned a story that is by turns harrowing and poignant, but is also a powerful investigative work that sensitively explores the nature of courage, risk and loss. There are few writers who can take the facts of an actual event and transform them into a compelling story that captures the mind and the heart.
K2, The Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story Of Disaster And Survival On The World's Second-Highest MountainLyons Press #ad - K2, the savage mountain captures this sensational tale with an unmatched power that has earned this book its place as one of the classics of mountaineering literature. Then on the descent, tragedy struck, and how the climbers made it back to safety is renowned in the annals of climbing. When eleven climbers died on k2 on august 1, been regarded as the most difficult and dangerous of all—for every four people who reach the top, it was a stark reminder that the world's second-highest mountain has, 2008, for more than a century, one dies in the attempt.
K2, The Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story Of Disaster And Survival On The World's Second-Highest Mountain #ad - Houston, when a combination of terrible storms and illness stopped the team short of the 28, 251-foot summit. K2, the savage mountain tells the dramatic story of the 1953 American expedition, led by Charles S.
The Climb up to HellCrime Rant Books #ad - And that may be just what beckons elite Alpinists to scale the treacherous peak against the odds. In 1957, nearly forty years before the well-known Mount Everest tragedy, two teams of confident climbers set out to summit the north wall of the Eiger Mountain. Publishers weekly called him "the best true crime writer around.
His studies of crime are required reading in university criminology courses and have been cited in the New York Times Notable Books of the Year. While corti, was perhaps talented- all were seemingly uninformed and ill-prepared, the only survivor, certainly for the wind and weather conditions which were to defeat them and make their rescue so difficult.
The folly and the fascination of "vertical russian roulette", the doubts and recriminations which lingered on long after this disastrous ascent, the courage compounded with stupidity, all intensify the drama of this attempt and revive the furor it occasioned at the time. Called a "living" mountain for its constantly changing conditions-unpredictable weather, disintegrating limestone surfaces, and continuously falling rock and ice-its mile-high north wall is perhaps the most dangerous climb in the world.
The Climb up to Hell #ad - Corti's partner, was the first to entertain misgivings and was soon worn out, suffering frostbite as well; the Germans lost their food and were sustained chiefly by an innate, Longhi, irrational mystique. It will keep its readers on the ropes. The award-winning author of thirty-three books, Jack Olsen’s books have published in fifteen countries and eleven languages.
In the heart of the swiss alps stand the three majestic peaks of the Bernese Oberland, Europe's most famous mountain range.
K2: Triumph And TragedyHodder & Stoughton #ad - K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, at 8611 metres only a couple of hundred metres lower than Everest. It is one of the most unrelenting and testing of the worlds 8000-metre peaks. Curran vividly describes the moments that contribute to the exhilaration of climbing on the world's most demanding mountain, and he assesses the tragedy of that summer with compassion and impartiality.
Jim curran came to k2 as a climbing cameraman with an unsuccessful British expedition, but stayed on through the climbing season. In 1986 k2 took its toll of those ambitions. This is his account of the dramatic events of that summer, a story of ambitions both achieved and thwarted on a mountain which all high-altitude climbers take the most pride in overcoming.
True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent on AnnapurnaSimon & Schuster #ad - These new revelations will inspire young adventurers and change forever the way we think about this victory in the mountains and the climbers who achieved it. In true summit, david Roberts presents a fascinating revision of this classic tale. Using newly available documents and information gleaned from a rare interview with Herzog the only climber on the team still living, Roberts shows that the expedition was torn by dissent.
In june 1950, a team of mountaineers was the first to conquer an 8, 000-meter peak. As he re-creates the actual events, Roberts lays bare Herzog's self-serving determination and bestows long-delayed credit to the most accomplished and unsung heroes. In a startling look at the classic annapurna -- the most famous book about mountaineering -- David Roberts discloses what really happened on the legendary expedition to the Himalayan peak.
True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent on Annapurna #ad - Maurice herzog, became a national hero in france, and Annapurna, the leader of the expedition, his account of the historic ascent, has long been regarded as the ultimate tale of courage and cooperation under the harshest of conditions.
K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous MountainBroadway Books #ad - At the same time, ambition, loyalty to one's teammates, he probes the mountain's most memorable sagas in order to illustrate lessons about the fundamental questions mountaineering raises—questions of risk, self-sacrifice, and the price of glory. With photographs from viesturs's personal collection and from historical sources, this is the definitive account of the world's ultimate mountain, and of the lessons that can be gleaned from struggling toward its elusive summit.
Viesturs knows the mountain firsthand. He and renowned alpinist scott fischer climbed it in 1992 and got caught in an avalanche that sent them sliding to almost certain death before Ed managed to get into a self-arrest position with his ice ax and stop both his fall and Scott's. Focusing on seven of the mountain's most dramatic campaigns, from his own troubled ascent to the 2008 tragedy, Viesturs crafts an edge-of-your-seat narrative that climbers and armchair travelers alike will find unforgettably compelling.
K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain #ad - A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers, by the bestselling authors of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the TopEd Viesturs, explores the remarkable history of K2 and of those who have attempted to conquer it.
Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial SeasonHenry Holt and Co. #ad - The inside story of the deadly 2006 climbing season on everestOn May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount Everest while forty other climbers walked past him on their way to the summit. He introduces russell brice, the commercial operator who has done more than anyone to provide access to the summit via the mountain's north side—and who some believe was partly accountable for Sharp's death.
If david sharp's death was shocking, it was hardly singular: despite unusually good weather, ten others died attempting to reach the summit that year. In this meticulous inquiry into what went wrong, Nick Heil tells the full story of the deadliest year on Everest since the infamous season of 1996. A week later, a seasoned Australian climber, Lincoln Hall, was left for dead near the same spot.
Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season #ad - As more climbers attempt the summit each year, Heil shows how increasingly risky expeditions and unscrupulous outfitters threaten to turn Everest into a deadly circus. Written by an experienced climber and outdoor writer, Dark Summit is both a riveting account of a notorious climbing season and a troubling investigation into whether the pursuit of the ultimate mountaineering prize has spiraled out of control.
Hall's death was reported around the world, but the next day he was found alive after spending the night on the upper mountain with no food and no shelter.
The Summit: How Triumph Turned To Tragedy On K2's Deadliest DaysBeyond Endurance Publishing #ad - In their collective desire to reach the summit, seven expeditions agreed to co-ordinate their efforts and share their equipment. Within 28 hours, k2 had exacted a deadly toll: 11 lives were lost in a series of catastrophic accidents. Attracting a climbing elite and standing at 8, k2 is known as the ‘Mountaineer’s Mountain’ because of its extreme technical challenges, 611 metres on the Pakistan-China border, its dangerously unpredictable weather and an infamous and hazardous overhanging wall of ice known as the Serac.
Snow-bound at base camp for weeks on end and increasingly despairing of their prospects of success, an unexpected weather window gave the climbers the opportunity they were waiting for. The tragedy became a controversy as the survivors walked from the catastrophe on the mountain into an international media storm, in which countless different stories emerged, some contradictory and many simply untrue.
Based on pemba gyalje’s eye-witness account and drawing on a series of interviews with the survivors which were conducted for the award-winning documentary, The Summit Image Now Films and Pat Falvey Productions, 2012, The Summit: How Triumph Turned to Tragedy on K2’s Deadliest Days is the most comprehensive account of one of modern-day mountaineering’s most controversial disasters.
On 1 august 2008, 18 climbers from across the world set out to reach the summit of K2, the world’s second highest and most dangerous mountain - a peak which claims the life of one in every four climbers who attempt it. Triumph quickly turned to tragedy, however, when a seemingly flawless plan unravelled with lethal consequences.
The Summit: How Triumph Turned To Tragedy On K2's Deadliest Days #ad - Over the course of three days, unable to escape its clutches and debilitated by oxygen deprivation, chronic fatigue, a Nepalese Sherpa called Pemba Gyalje, along with five other Sherpas, was at the centre of a series of attempts to rescue climbers who had become trapped in the Death Zone, delirium and a terrifying hopelessness.