Deadly Peaks: Mountaineering's Greatest Triumphs and Tragedies
Copyright: 2016, US
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 286, wraps
Condition: signed Hauptman, new
Deadly Peaks recounts some of the most extraordinary controversies, hoaxes, triumphs, and disasters to have ever taken place at high altitude. From the Himalayas to the Andes, the world’s best alpinists, rock climbers, and ski-mountaineers continue to push the boundaries of what was once thought impossible – regularly summitting 8000m peaks without supplemental oxygen, climbing routes as difficult as 5.16, or skiing down near-vertical cliff faces. Their achievements have been remarkable, but so have their sacrifices. Many have suffered and died, or lied and cheated in an effort to accomplish their goals. Still, some have managed to wrest triumph out of tragedy. Some of the peaks covered include The Matterhorn, Denali, K2, Cerro Torre, Everest, Siula Grande, Nanga Parbat, McKinley, Annapurna, and more.