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TRAGEDIES AU K2 [K2 TRAGEDIES] Paul Molga 2004 1st edition
By Molga, Paul
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France, 2004, 1st edition. 187 pp, color phtos. In French. [TRANSLATED BY COMPUTER FROM FRENCH] This is the true story of the summit of the world more terrifying than the journalistic investigation of Tragedy on K2. Climb the imposing mass of granite and ice thick as thirty Matterhorns is first to face a terrifying myth forged in terms of human tragedy that it is established since the early conquests.
 
In 1939, Fritz Wiessner, one of the best climbers of his time, had missed the first of a doubt that absolute victory over Alpine peak behind Everest at 8611 meters. He inaugurated a series of dramas, mishaps, lies and conflicts since then feed the legend of the most unforgiving mountains of the planet: Walter Bonatti forced bivouac at 5100 meters altitude in a storm and without equipment , the slow agony of Liliane and Maurice Barrard, trapped in a freezing fog within sight of their comrades, the incredible collapse of the expedition Dr. Charles Houston, who retreated to save one of his team members who was the victim of an embolism; the dramatic rescue of Dudley Wolfe, who died with three Sherpas came to help him, the terrible summer of 1986 that saw the disappearance thirteen climbers ... Fifty years after its conquest, in July 1954, the second summit of the world retains its dramatic intensity. Large paperback, as New.
 
Author Biography
Paul Molgas, investigative journalist, including working with Echo and Geo.

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