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K2 - Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain

Ed Viesturs

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A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of No Shortcuts to the Top At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason. Four times as deadly as Everest, K2 has claimed the lives of seventy-seven climbers since 1954. In August 2008 eleven climbers died in a single thirty-six-hour period on K2-the worst single-event tragedy in the mountain's history and the second-worst in the long chronicle of mountaineering in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe. Before he faced the challenge of K2 himself, Ed Viesturs, one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers, thought of it as "the holy grail of mountaineering." In K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain, Viesturs explores the remarkable history of the mountain and of those who have attempted to conquer it. At the same time he probes K2's most memorable sagas in an attempt to illustrate the lessons learned by confronting the fundamental questions raised by mountaineering-questions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one's teammates, self-sacrifice, and the price of glory. Viesturs knows the mountain firsthand. He and renowned alpinist Scott Fischer climbed it in 1992 and were nearly killed in an avalanche that sent them sliding to almost certain death. Fortunately, 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 and Roberts crafts an edge-of-your-seat narrative that climbers and armchair travelers alike will find unforgettably compelling. With photographs from Viesturs's personal collection and from historical sources, this is the definitive account

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Roberts, Fred Sanders

Length:

12h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:50


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:25


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:55


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:35


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:21


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:20


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:01


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:46


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:51


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:46


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:57


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:59


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:38


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:28


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:50


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:41


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:16


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:50


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:25


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:01


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:31


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:13


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:03


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:58


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:17


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:57


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:40


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:47


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:49


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:07


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:20


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:06


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:16


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:43


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:01


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:54


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:56


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:22


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:56


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:05


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:38


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:49


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:05


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:20


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:24


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:13


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:34


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:02


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:51


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:32


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:09


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:48


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:11


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:33


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:45


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:53


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:37


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:35


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:34


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

00:33