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FIVE MILES HIGH: THE STORY OF AN ATTACK ON THE SECOND HIGHEST MOUNTAIN IN THE WORLD BY THE MEMBERS OF THE FIRST AMERICAN KARAKORAM EXPEDITION 2000 New Paperback SIGNED by Charles Houston and Robert Bates
By Houston, Charles and Robert Bates
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New York, 2000. 381 pp, b/w photos. Trade paperback. New.

SIGNED on the half title page by Charles Houston and Robert Bates.

The major American pre-war Himalayan expedition. This 1938 expedition nearly climbed K2, and showed that Americans were capable of ascents of 8000 meter peaks.

This is the epic account of the 1938 American Karakoram expedition to the summit of K2, a climb considered more treacherous and difficult than Everest. Equipped with the most 'modern' gear available to them--wool mittens, canvas tents, and buckle-up, leather-strapped cramp-ons--this group of young men set out to surmount the insurmountable. A four-month-long journey would take them nearly 27,000 feet above sea level and hundreds of miles from any sign of humanity.

With a shrewd wit and a survivalist's sense of determination, four of the six climbers provide an intimate and gripping account of their adventures, evoking all the terror, excitement, and pure exaltation of standing, five miles high, on a part of the globe where no person has stood before. 

Introduction by Randy Wayne White.


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