Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day (Paperback)

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Using K2's treacherous ascent as a backdrop, Zuckerman and Padoan explore the effects of tourist-driven climbing on indigenous populations and their way of life. An excellent book about the human cost of big-business, high-altitude climbing.

— From Alex

Description


When eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008, two Sherpas survived. Their astonishing tale became the stuff of mountaineering legend. This white-knuckle adventure follows the Sherpas from their remote villages in Nepal to the peak of the world's most dangerous mountain, recounting one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.

Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award and an official selection of the American Alpine Club Book Club.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393345414
ISBN-10: 0393345416
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 3rd, 2013
Pages: 285
Language: English