Savage summit: the true stories of the five women who climbed K2, the world's most feared mountain
by
 
Jordan, Jennifer, 1958-

Title
Savage summit: the true stories of the five women who climbed K2, the world's most feared mountain

Author
Jordan, Jennifer, 1958-

ISBN
9780060587154

Publication Information
New York : Morrow, c2005.

Physical Description
xv ; 303 p. ; 24 cm.

Abstract
Though not as tall as Everest, the "Savage Mountain" is far more dangerous. Located on the border of China and Pakistan, K2 has some of the harshest climbing conditions in the world. Ninety women have scaled Everest but of the six women who reached the summit of K2, three lost their lives on the way back down the mountain and two have since died on other climbs. In Savage Summit, Jennifer Jordan shares the tragic, compelling, inspiring, and extraordinary true stories of a handful of courageous women -- mothers and daughters, wives and lovers, poets and engineers -- who defeated this formidable mountain yet ultimately perished in pursuit of their dreams.

Subject Term
Women mountaineers -- Biography.
 
Mountaineers -- Biography.
 
Mountaineering -- Pakistan -- K2 (Mountain)

Geographic Term
K2 (Pakistan : Mountain) -- Description and travel.

Format
Book


Material TypeShelf NumberBarcodeLibraryStatus
BookLEISURE OUTDOORS 796.522 JORD32530605888914Main JCPLAdult Nonfiction Area