Out There reviews K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain

Out There has reviewed Ed Viesturs book about K2 called: K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain. The review mentions that Viesturs feels that he got away with one when he made the summit of K2 in 1992. He has never felt comfortable with the decision he made to go to the summit that day.

The book goes in to the history of mountaineering on K2 and talks about some of the most famous climbing incidents. One story in the book is a short account of when Australian Greg Child made the summit in 1990. Near the top with storms circling the mountain, he asked the others if they should go for the top. They decided they would as it might be their last chance at it. Greg Child made it, but on the way down was struggling severely in very difficult conditions. He was crawling on his hands and knees as he made his way back to the high camp. A less sturdy climber, Ed Viesturs says, would have died in that situation.

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