The Resource The last man on the mountain : the death of an American adventurer on k2, Jennifer Jordan

The last man on the mountain : the death of an American adventurer on k2, Jennifer Jordan

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The last man on the mountain : the death of an American adventurer on k2
Title
The last man on the mountain
Title remainder
the death of an American adventurer on k2
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Jordan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victim. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2, the world's second-highest mountain and, in the opinion of mountaineers, an even more formidable challenge than Mt. Everest. Although close to middle age and inexperienced at high altitude, Wolfe, with the team leader, made it higher than any other members of the expedition, but he couldn't get back down. Suffering from altitude sickness and severe dehydration, he was abandoned at nearly 25,000 feet; it would be another sixty-three years before Jennifer Jordan discovered his remains. Here, readers follow Wolfe from the salons of Europe to the most forbidding landscape on earth.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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352003
Cataloging source
QPPL
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1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jordan, Jennifer
Dewey number
796.522092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Wolfe, Dudley
  • Mountaineering
  • Mountaineering accidents
  • Mountaineers
  • K2 (Pakistan : Mountain)
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the death of an American adventurer on k2
Label
The last man on the mountain : the death of an American adventurer on k2, Jennifer Jordan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-289) and index
Contents
The Godwin-Austen Glacier, K2, July 2002 -- An invitation to the ends of the earth -- The gentleman soldier and sailor -- Climbing's controversial genius -- The 1939 American K2 Expedition Team -- The getting there -- The climb -- A family waits -- The highest men on earth -- The descent -- The last man on the mountain -- Dudley's vigil -- Coming home -- The reckoning -- The world's highest graveyard
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
302 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393077780
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010014201
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a626774
  • (OCoLC)449865709
Label
The last man on the mountain : the death of an American adventurer on k2, Jennifer Jordan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-289) and index
Contents
The Godwin-Austen Glacier, K2, July 2002 -- An invitation to the ends of the earth -- The gentleman soldier and sailor -- Climbing's controversial genius -- The 1939 American K2 Expedition Team -- The getting there -- The climb -- A family waits -- The highest men on earth -- The descent -- The last man on the mountain -- Dudley's vigil -- Coming home -- The reckoning -- The world's highest graveyard
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
302 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780393077780
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010014201
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a626774
  • (OCoLC)449865709

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