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MtnGuideAddition:

MtnGuide

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"Mountain of My Fear," by David Roberts, on climbing Mt. Debra and Mt. Hess in The Alaska Range, 1970s.
Posted Jan 6, 2007 2:53 am

Augie MedinaRe: Addition:

Augie Medina

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It's there. The title on my volume was "The Mountain of My Fear" so it's in my "T's."
Posted Jan 6, 2007 4:37 pm

ezaAnother suggestion

eza

Voted 10/10

"The Endless Knot", by Kurt Diemberger. About the tragedy on K2 in 1996. Couldn't put it down...
Posted Sep 10, 2007 10:48 am

Augie MedinaRe: Another suggestion

Augie Medina

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Muchisimas gracias. I will read it and add it to the list. It sounds great. Thanks for your input.
Posted Sep 11, 2007 5:45 pm

Augie MedinaRe: Another suggestion

Augie Medina

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I have now read and added "The Endless Knot." Definitely a great contribution to the K2 literature.
Posted Dec 12, 2007 2:03 pm

JackThe Rock Climbers by Jack Kantorczyk

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The Rock Climbers is about a dangerous expedition as seen through the author’s eyes. That expedition was started in July, 1974 to Pirin Mountains located in southern Bulgaria, to prepare young people for the difficult tasks in their later years, into climbing the highest mountains in the world. As those people might operate later in the stressful climbing conditions they, need to be check their mental usefulness to stay for a long time in the mountain environment during dangerous climbing. The author, in a very interesting way, described the vagaries of natures and difficult crisis situations they had to defeat as well, he described in details about his personal experience during expedition and accompanying him, were his partners. Even the climbing of vertical walls is extremely serious business, and at the moment of climbing, the border between life and death is often very thin, still wins passion, willingness to compete, check themselves and their own possibilities.
Undoubtedly, the book “The Rock Climbers,” is worthy of the attention not only people who are interested of mountains and the climbing thrill, but everyone else who likes story associate with mystery and adrenalin feeling.
Posted Sep 14, 2014 3:23 am

Augie MedinaRe: The Rock Climbers by Jack Kantorczyk

Augie Medina

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Thank for that Jack. I'd like to check it out; sounds most fascinating? When was it published?
Posted Sep 16, 2014 5:56 pm

hans.schenkAddition

hans.schenk

Voted 10/10

Curran, Jim. K2: The Story of the Savage Mountain. Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1995.

In this book, Curran traces the history of primary ascents and attempted ascents on the Mountain of Mountains. He includes the 1986 disaster. In my opinion, it does for K2 what Harrer’s book, The White Spider, does for the Eiger Nordwand.
Posted Oct 19, 2014 7:00 pm

Augie MedinaRe: Addition

Augie Medina

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Hans,

I missed this one. I will add it. Thanks for the input.
Posted Oct 20, 2014 5:05 pm

hans.schenkYet some more potential additions...

hans.schenk

Voted 10/10

I just finished these two as well...

Bonington, Chris, and Charles Clarke. Tibet’s Secret Mountain: The Triumph of Sepu
Kangri. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999.

Bonington and Clarke see an unknown and unclimbed mountain in Tibet from an airplane. With their curiosity piqued, they take several expeditions to reconnoiter Sepu Kangri and attempt the summit. The climbing narrative is supplemented by details of their trekking and cultural adventures in Tibet.

Hemmleb, Jochen, and Eric R. Simonson. Detectives on Everest: The 2001 Mallory &
Irvine Research Expedition. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2002.

In 1999 this team found the body of Mallory and wrote about it in Ghosts of Everest. In 2001 they returned to search for Irvine.
Posted Nov 7, 2014 6:13 pm

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