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ABOVE 8000 METERS WITH PAKISTANI PORTERS: AND DEATH WALKS WITH THEM Christiane Fladt 2018 1st ed Hardcover Fine
By Fladt, Christiane
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Pakistan, 2018, 1st edition. 220 pp. In English. New condition hardcover.

This book throws light on the uncelebrated lives of some of Pakistan's High-Altitude Porters (HAPs), who help mountaineers climb the Pakistan based high mountain peaks. The book primarily discusses the lives and careers of those HAPs who have summited any of the Pakistani Karakoram or Hindu Kush based eight-thousand-metre peaks.

The author has delved into their lives by digging out adventure and drama in their stories, which makes her work a significant contribution on the literature available on mountaineering in the Karakoram. This book is the first to record the names of the porters alongside those of the more wealthy climbers who hired them. 

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