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K2 STORY OF THE IMPOSSIBLE MOUNTAIN [K2: STORIA DELLA MONTAGNA IMPOSSIBLE] Alessandro Boscarino 2018 1st ed In Italian Extra Large Hardcover in Slipcase New [Due May 2020]
By Boscarino, Alessandro
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Due May 2020. Italy, Rizzoli, 2018, 1st edition. In Italian. When the highest peaks of the Himalaya were being first explored and climbed, the major countries involved (England, USA, Italy, Germany, Japan, France) each put an informal ''claim'' on which mountain was ''theirs.'' Italy chose K2, due to their early exploration and the climbing attempt by the Duke of Abruzzi, and follow-ups by Filippi, Maraini, Tucci, Desio, etc. As they fortuitously did make the first ascent in 1954, the Italians have created a small library of books on K2 and the Karakoram. This tome is a new celebration of K2 and its climbing history.

This latest book is huge, 12'' x 19'' x 2'', thick and heavy in a slipcase. Each ''chapter'' folds out as a panorama, and may be read and enjoyed on a table. Or each section, not being bound, can be framed and hung on your wall. Weight is 3 pounds, or 1.5 kilos.

Due to the weight and size, extra postage will be requested for Media, Priority or International Mail.

Climbing History of K2 The Impossible Mountain

According to Reinhold Messner, K2 is the most impregnable of the 8000m peaks, much more demanding than Everest. That's why to pay homage to the myth of K2, a traditional book is not enough. Alessandro Boscarino has created an unprecedented work, a paper snake that, spreading over seven meters, reconstructs a century of challenges among the ice with maps, splendid archive photos and detailed routes: from the nineteenth-century expeditions of scientists and cartographers to high altitude adventure of Walter Bonatti and the Hunza bearer Mahdi, who in 1954 allowed Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni to conquer the summit for the first time in history. An immersive and overwhelming reading experience, which blends graphics, photography, illustration and storytelling. A paper monument to the memory of this dangerous and irresistible rock giant.
























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