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DEADLY PEAKS: MOUNTAINEERING'S GREATEST TRIUMPHS AND TRAGEDIES Hartman & Hauptman 2016 1st ed New Paperback Multiple copies available
By Hartman, Frederic and Robert Hauptman
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Conn, 2016, 1st edition. 286 pp. 9'' tall Paperback, New. 

Recounts some of the most extraordinary controversies, hoaxes, triumphs, and disasters to have ever taken place at high altitude. Many have suffered or died, or lied and cheated in an effort to accomplish their goals. Death is never far away on an 8000 meter peak.  

Includes the Matterhorn's deadly first ascent.
Denali's first winter ascent in 1967. MINUS 148
Denali's deadly Wilcox expedition 1967.
K2 heroic and deadly American 1953 expedition.
K2 deception and dishonest Italian 1954 first ascent. 
K2 avalanche and deadly Dutch expedition.
Cerro Torre spooky history, 1959, 1970, 2012.
Everest Into Thin Air epic, death, heroism, callowness.
Siula Grande's 1985 self rescue.
Nanga Parbat 1934 tragedy 
Nanga Parbat 1970 Gunther Messner's death
Denali's falsehood ascent, Frederick Cook.
Annapurna 1950 first ascent and French falsehood in 1950.
Pamirs loses fiften climbers on several expeditions in 1974.
Kyrgyzstan kidnapping on a Yosemite type wall 
Nanga Parbat has eleven murders in basecamp 2013
Kings Canyon Sequoia Park epics 2003.
Kings Canyon epics in 2013
Blue John Canyon Utah, 2003, Aaron Ralston self amputates own arm under boulder
Everest unnecessary death of David Sharp 2006
K2 & Kangchenjunga lies cause tragedies 2009 - 2010
Tunnel Creek Cascdaes avalanche 2012
Everest in 2014, Sherpas die in icefall.  












 



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