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
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.