On 1 August 2008 18 climbers from across the world reached the summit of K2 the world’s second highest and most dangerous mountain - a peak which claims the life of one in every four climbers who attempt it.
Since they were once avoided at all costs how have mountains in the space of three centuries come to exert such a strange and sometimes fatal hold on the imagination moving millions every year to risk their lives? The author of this engaging book seeks to answer these questions.
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