K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain Unabridged (mp3) 12hrs

K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain Unabridged (mp3) 12hrs







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K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain Unabridged (mp3) 12hrs




Written by: Ed Viesturs, David Roberts

Narrated by: Fred Sanders

Length: 12 hrs and 42 mins

Release Date:10-13-09

Publisher: Random House Audio

A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world’s most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the best-selling author of No Shortcuts to the Top.

At 28,251 feet, the world’s second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason. Four times as deadly as Everest, K2 has claimed the lives of 77 climbers since 1954.

In August 2008, 11 climbers died in a single 36-hour period on K2 – the worst single-event tragedy in the mountain’s history and the second-worst in the long chronicle of mountaineering in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe.

Before he faced the challenge of K2 himself, Ed Viesturs, one of the world’s premier high-altitude mountaineers, thought of it as “the holy grail of mountaineering”. In K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain, Viesturs explores the remarkable history of the mountain and of those who have attempted to conquer it. At the same time he probes K2’s most memorable sagas in an attempt to illustrate the lessons learned by confronting the fundamental questions raised by mountaineering – questions of risk, ambition, loyalty to one’s teammates, self-sacrifice, and the price of glory.

Viesturs knows the mountain firsthand. He and renowned alpinist Scott Fischer climbed it in 1992 and were nearly killed in an avalanche that sent them sliding to almost certain death. Fortunately, Ed managed to get into a self-arrest position with his ice ax and stop both his fall and Scott’s.

Focusing on seven of the mountain’s most dramatic campaigns, from his own troubled ascent to the 2008 tragedy, Viesturs crafts an edge-of-your-seat narrative that climbers and armchair travelers alike will find unforgettably compelling. With photographs from Viesturs’s personal colle…

书籍中文简介(Translated by 百度翻译):

作者:Ed Viesturs,David Roberts

叙述:Fred Sanders



发行商:Random House Audio




在面对K2本身的挑战之前,世界首屈一指的高空登山者之一埃德维斯特斯(Ed Viesturs)认为这是“登山的圣杯”。在K2:世界上最危险的山脉的生死攸关之中,维亚斯特探索了山脉和那些试图征服它的人的历史。同时他还探索了K2最难忘的圣像,试图通过面对登山提出的根本问题来解释汲取的经验教训 - 风险,野心,对队友忠诚,自我牺牲和荣耀价格的问题。

维耶斯特人先知道山。他和着名的登山者斯科特·费舍尔(Scott Fischer)于1992年攀升,几乎在雪崩中死亡,导致他们几乎死亡。幸运的是,埃德设法用自己的冰镐进入了自我逮捕的位置,并停止了他的秋天和斯科特。


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