Houston, Charles & Bates, Robert - K2 THE SAVAGE MOUNTAIN
The Adventure Library, North Salem New York, 1994, First Revised American, and Limited Edition, Signed by authors. Endpaper map from 1938 Expedition and one other text map (D. Molenaar), Xx, 214 pages, 10 B&W and 2 colour illustrations by Dee Molenaar, 30 colour photographs and 12 other B&W illustrations. Quality book from Adventure Library series, one of the Limited Edition Signed copies for subscribers only, Smyth-Sewn binding, acid-free paper, new maps and illustrations, a fine sought-after edition.
Compelling story of 1953 American attempt on K2, which became one of the most riveting and dramatic climbs in mountaineering history. Team pinned down by storm above 25,000 feet for nine days, Gilkey developed blood clots and had to be taken down, all of them roped up on descent through storm. A catastrophic slip and fall ensued, held by Pete Schoening, an incredible event that saved seven members. Flat-signed on Adventure Library Page by Charles Houston and Robert Bates. Decorative boards, Fine