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In this pioneering anthology, Clint Willis presents 75 years of great writing -- from Neil O'Dell to Jon Krakauer -- on the fabled peaks. Here are stories of two British expeditions to Everest in the 1920s; a piece on the 1939 K2 attempt that claimed four climbers' lives; a firsthand account by the Sherpa who reached the summit of Everest in 1953 with Edmund Hillary; the story of the first successful American assault on K2 in 1978; a British photographer's view of the calamitous 1996 storm on Everest; and many more -- a cornucopia of mountaineering thrills for adventurous readers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781560252009
ISBN-10: 1560252006
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 156mm x 28mm)
Pages: 360
Imprint: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press
Publish Date: 2-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Clint Willis

Clint Willis edited Epic, Stories of Survival from the World's Highest Peaks. He lives in Cape Elizabeth, ME.

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