The Resource The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey

The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey

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The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent
Title
The ghosts of K2
Title remainder
the epic saga of the first ascent
Statement of responsibility
Mick Conefrey
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At 28,251 ft, K2 might be almost 800 ft shorter than Everest, but it's a far harder climb. In this definitive account, Mick Conefrey grippingly describes the early attempts to reach the summit and provides a fascinating exploration of the first ascent's complex legacy. From the drug-addicted occultist Aleister Crowley to Achille Compagnoni and Lindo Lacedelli, the Italian duo who finally made it to the summit, The Ghosts of K2 charts how a slew of great men became fixated on this legendary mountain. Through exclusive interviews with surviving team members and their families, and unrivalled access to diaries and letters that have been archived around the world, Conefrey evokes the true atmosphere of the Savage Mountain and explores why it remains the 'mountaineer's mountain', despite a history steeped in controversy and death. Wrought with tension, and populated by tragic heroes and eccentric dreamers, The Ghosts of K2 is a masterpiece of mountaineering literature
Summary
Mick Conefrey tells the story of three extraordinary expeditions filled with riveting drama and unimaginable tragedy: Fritz Wiessener’s controversial attempt of 1939, the disastrous American expedition of 1953, and the huge Italian expedition of 1954 on which K2 was first climbed
Writing style
Award
National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography, 2016.
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10456963
Cataloging source
BT
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Conefrey, Mick
Dewey number
796.5223
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Mountains
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineering
  • K2 (Pakistan : Mountain)
  • K2 (Pakistan : Mountain)
Target audience
adult
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the epic saga of the first ascent
Label
The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Scheduled to be published May 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Beast and the Prince -- 2.The Harvard Boys -- 3.A Climbing Party -- 4.High Ambition -- 5.The Fall Out -- 6.Unfinished Business -- 7.Teamwork -- 8.Man Down -- 9.The Old Road -- 10.The Flowers of Italy -- 11.The Spoils of Victory -- 12.The Base Lie?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 317 pages, [8] pages plates
Isbn
9781780745954
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(hbk.)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
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illustrations (some colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781780745954
Label
The ghosts of K2 : the epic saga of the first ascent, Mick Conefrey
Publication
Note
Scheduled to be published May 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.The Beast and the Prince -- 2.The Harvard Boys -- 3.A Climbing Party -- 4.High Ambition -- 5.The Fall Out -- 6.Unfinished Business -- 7.Teamwork -- 8.Man Down -- 9.The Old Road -- 10.The Flowers of Italy -- 11.The Spoils of Victory -- 12.The Base Lie?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 317 pages, [8] pages plates
Isbn
9781780745954
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781780745954

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