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K2 was climbed for the first time in 1954 by an Italian expedition led by the
geologist Ardito Desio . * Now this American expedition planned to climb the
mountain again but by a new route , one even more terrible than that previous
one which ...
As he was in his late twenties , he had already been on several major climbing
expeditions . ... Sherpas generally climb for money , not enjoyment , and a small
tribe cannot afford to lose so many of its best young men to the mountains : that ...
We cross a ridge into a shallow valley , then climb a slope deep in snow , and
descend again , plodding bent under the heavy packs , almost dizzy with the sun '
s glare . I ' also feel intensely , vibrantly alive , filled with a wild , inner joy at being
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I'd never heard of Schaller before but wanted to read it because it concern the same 1970s trip Peter Matthiessen was on when he wrote The Snow Leopard. Apparently Schaller was at the time considered ... Read full review
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