By Mick Conefrey
"Most folks won't ever adventure K2. Mick Conefrey leaves readers with either super admiration for and an appreciation of the implications if you reach an experience so bodily, mentally, and emotionally taxing.”
— Kirkus Reviews
At 28,251 feet, K2 may be nearly 800 toes shorter than Everest, yet it’s a much tougher climb. during this definitive account, Mick Conefrey grippingly describes the early makes an attempt to arrive the summit and gives a desirable exploration of the 1st ascent’s advanced legacy. From the drug-addicted occultist Aleister Crowley to Achille Compagnoni and Lindo Lacedelli, the Italian duo who ultimately made it to the summit, The Ghosts of K2 charts how a slew of serious males grew to become fixated in this mythical mountain.
Through specific interviews with surviving group contributors and their households, and unrivalled entry to diaries and letters which were archived around the globe, Conefrey conjures up the genuine surroundings of the Savage Mountain and explores why it continues to be the ‘mountaineer’s mountain’, regardless of a historical past steeped in controversy and dying. Wrought with pressure, and populated by way of tragic heroes and kooky dreamers, The Ghosts of K2 is a masterpiece of climbing literature.