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Jim Curran, himself a survivor of 1986, has traced the history of the mountain from the nineteenth-century pioneer explorers down to the present, and sees a repeating pattern of naked ambition, rivalry, misjudgement and recrimination.

Jim Curran, himself a survivor of 1986, has traced the history of the mountain from the nineteenth-century pioneer explorers down to the present, and sees a repeating pattern of naked ambition, rivalry, misjudgement and recrimination. He has also found selfless heroism and impressive route-making on the mountain that top climbers will always covet as the ultimate prize.

This book from Jim Curran charts the chequered past of the second highest mountain in the world

This book from Jim Curran charts the chequered past of the second highest mountain in the world. From the first survey of the mountain where it received its name to the events surrounding the 1995 tragedy in which Alison Hargreaves (and others) lost their lives, this is a chronological history of the mountain.

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.

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Jim Curran, K2, The Story of the Savage Mountain, 1995. Dušan Jelinčič, Zvezdnate noči (Starry Nights), 2006. Jennifer Jordan, Savage Summit: The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, 2005. Kurt Diemberger and Roberto Mantovani, K2. Challenging the sky, 1995. Jon Krakauer, Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men and Mountains, 1997. Bernadette McDonald, Brotherhood of the Rope: The biography of Charles Houston, 2007.

Curran is a climber but also a good writer. His detailed drawings of the mountain and its routes are invaluable. This is an outstanding book for those who want to have a first understanding why K2 is such a challange and why it is called the Savage Mountain. This book is a must-have. A great description of a high dramas.

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Comments: (7)

Scoreboard Bleeding
It was a slow read plus really skimmed over some of the more important events that have taken place on K2 while on the other hand went into almost agonizing details about certain expeditions. It is a great topic but was just a strangely written book in my opinion.
Chinon
Good history of K2; its discovery by Europeans and the attempts mad to climb it. It is a difficult mountain to climb and has taken a number of lives.
The Rollers of Vildar
I picked up this book after finishing Into thin air. The book is confusing in terms of content. every other sentence is a complex compound one, in need of some serious editing.
Absolute waste of money and time.
Rleillin
This book from Jim Curran charts the chequered past of the second highest mountain in the world. From the first survey of the mountain where it received its name to the events surrounding the 1995 tragedy in which Alison Hargreaves (and others) lost their lives, this is a chronological history of the mountain. It recounts the early expidtions (one including Aleister crowley, famed for black magic and general weirdness), through to the first 'real' attempts in the late thirties. The stupendous story of the 1953 american expedition where Seven climbers risked all in a vain attempt to save american mountaineer Art Gilkey is also covered in depth, as is the Italian dinosaur of an expedition that first reached the summit in 1954. Then onto the warts and all American expeditioins of the seventies, the Chris Bonington expidition that retreated after the loss of Nick Estcourt in 1978, and onto the 1985 calamity that cost many lives including Britons Al Rouse and Julie Tullis. Nothing new here, but what is covered is factually correct and interesting. If you want a concise history of the mountain, look no further.
Lesesshe
As english is my second language (I'm from Quebec), I can't judge the deep quality of writing as others reviewers did. But I can confess that I was absolutely captivated by Curran's sharp but intimate description of K2 1986 fatal summer. His posture of total witness is the main fundation to this shacking book. Curran lived almost directly every event - and foremost disaster - that occured on the mountain at that time (Barrard death, the first climb of Magic line, Casarotto's last breath, Britain flop on the north-west ridge, Al Rouse and Kurt Diemberger stubborn persistence, the atrocious august storm on the shoulder which killed Tullis, Emitzer and co., etc.). Some corners may be fast taken, but most of the stories are describe with an unbelievable authenticity. I read it twice, and a third is on the way!
Hellstaff
Very balanced and interesting coverage of the history of K2 up to 1995. Curran

is a climber but also a good writer. His detailed drawings of the mountain and

its routes are invaluable. This book is a must-have.
RuTGamer
I've read many books about himalayas and k2 particularly, and this one shows in great way the whole story of the mountain, it shows how amazing was to finally discover a pass to reach its base camp after many years....and that's just the beginning.The rest is great.
K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain download epub
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Author: Jim Curran
ISBN: 0340660074
Category: Travel
Subcategory: Asia
Language: English
Publisher: Coronet Books; New Ed edition (1996)
Pages: 271 pages