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Savage Summit: The True Stories of the Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World's Most Feared Mountain Hardcover – 27 Apr 2005

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd (27 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060587156
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060587154
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 872,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Jordan...gives us a sense of the rapture that comes from standing on top of the world's highest mountains."--Los Angeles Times "For mountain-climbing enthusiasts and women's history buffs, Jordan's well-researched survey is worthwhile reading..."--Publishers Weekly "SAVAGE SUMMIT fills an interesting and neglected place in mountaineering literature."--American Alpine Club Magazine Jordan...gives us a sense of the rapture that comes from standing on top of the world s highest mountains. --Los Angeles Times" For mountain-climbing enthusiasts and women s history buffs, Jordan s well-researched survey is worthwhile reading... --Publishers Weekly" SAVAGE SUMMIT fills an interesting and neglected place in mountaineering literature. --American Alpine Club Magazine"

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Recounts the true stories of five women who climbed the dangerous K2 mountain, describing how they overcame the harshest climbing and weather conditions of any mountain in the world, addressing controversial issues about gender and mountain climbing, and describing the tragic deaths of three of the women on their descent. 35,000 first printing.


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