K2, Triumph and Tragedy

Jim Curran, Author Mariner Books $15 (224p) ISBN 978-0-395-48590-3
In the summer of 1986, nine expeditions, representing 10 nationalities, attempted to conquer K-2, the world's second-highest mountain, located in Pakistan. Twenty-seven people reached the summit; 13 perished. Climber-photographer Curran has ``told a gripping story that belongs with the classics of mountaineering,'' praised PW. Photos. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 02/01/1989
Release date: 02/01/1989
Hardcover - 416 pages - 978-0-7089-2069-5
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