9.25" x 6". 271pp. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, in dust wrapper. Fine condition; fine jacket. Curran was a member of the ill fated 1986 British expedition on K2. This copy signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. This history of the mountain and the attempts to reach its summit includes sections on Godwin-Austen's and Younghusband's explorations, Aleister Crowley's bizarre attempt, the Duke of Abruzzi, Charles Houston, and much more. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Second only to Everest in height but more formidable, K2 has challenged the greatest names in climbing--and often won. K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain is the first comprehensive climbing history of this beautiful but deadly peak. From fateful first attempts to the harrowing events of 1986 and more recent ascents, the book examines the human and natural factors that have given the mountain its reputation. Author Jim Curran traces the earliest explorations of the Karakorum by Godwin-Austen and Younghusband, as well as the pioneering exploits of the Duke of the Abruzzi. A K2 climber himself, Curran interviewed Kurt Diemberger, Jim Wickwire, Charlie Houston and other climbers to help shed new light on past expeditions and to look at the many challenges that remain on the mountain.
Title: K - 2. The Story of the Savage Mountain.
Publisher: The Mountaineers
Publication Date: 1995
Edition: First edition.
Book Description Book Condition: Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. Bookseller Inventory # 0KVBHV001XTF
Book Description Mountaineers Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2760613825
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Book Description The Mountaineers, Seattle, WA, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Photographs (illustrator). First American. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. G/G, used hc, navy paper with gilt text on spine, 271 pages. Interior clean, no marks, pages near bright, binding tight; two of the color pages in the center are loose. Slightest of edge wear to dj, no chips or tears; not price clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 016774
Book Description Mountaineers Books, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0898864550
Book Description Mountaineers Books, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Jacket in Good condition. No markings throughout. Nice clean copy. Family owned since 1989. Selling online since 1995. Exceptional shopping experience, 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000602082
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Book Description Mountaineers Books, U.S.A., 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 9 1/2". NOT an ex library book. Clean interior pages. Dust jacket has no chips or tears, price is not clipped. Bookseller Inventory # 106423