No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 by Graham Bowley

No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 by Graham Bowley

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Following the stories of climbers from around the world, this title tells the story of: the young married couple whose rope was torn apart by an avalanche, sending the husband to his death; and the 61-year-old Frenchman who called his family from near the summit to say he wouldn't make it home.

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It's the summit of K2, 1 August 2008. An exhausted band of climbers pump their fists into the clear blue sky - joining the elite who have conquered the world's most lethal mountain. But as they celebrate, far below them an ice shelf collapses and sweeps away their ropes. They don't know it yet, but they will be forced to descend into the blackness with no lines. Of the thirty who set out, eleven will never make it back. Following the stories of climbers from around the world, "No Way Down" weaves a tale of human courage, folly, survival and devastating loss. The stories are heart-wrenching: the young married couple whose rope was torn apart by an avalanche, sending the husband to his death; the 61-year-old Frenchman who called his family from near the summit to say he wouldn't make it home. So what drove them to try to conquer this elusive peak? And what went wrong that fateful day?

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SKU GOR002211592
Title No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
Author By (author) Graham Bowley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0670918423
ISBN 13 9780670918423
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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It's the summit of K2, 1 August 2008. An exhausted band of climbers pump their fists into the clear blue sky - joining the elite who have conquered the world's most lethal mountain. But as they celebrate, far below them an ice shelf collapses and sweeps away their ropes. They don't know it yet, but they will be forced to descend into the blackness with no lines. Of the thirty who set out, eleven will never make it back. Following the stories of climbers from around the world, "No Way Down" weaves a tale of human courage, folly, survival and devastating loss. The stories are heart-wrenching: the young married couple whose rope was torn apart by an avalanche, sending the husband to his death; the 61-year-old Frenchman who called his family from near the summit to say he wouldn't make it home. So what drove them to try to conquer this elusive peak? And what went wrong that fateful day?
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002211592
Title No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
Author By (author) Graham Bowley
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Year Published 2010
Number of Pages 288
ISBN 10 0670918423
ISBN 13 9780670918423
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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