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K2 the 1939 Tragedy
Contemporary evidence sheds new light on the story of the 1939 American K2 expedition, which was marred by mystery and death.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Mountaineers Books
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The apparently infamous story of Fritz Wiessner's expedition to K2 in which climber (and financier) Dudley Wolfe and three Sherpas died. It contains new evidence on the story, notably Jack Durrance's diary. Durrance has heretofore been the scapegoat. The book also contained many appendices, like the official report, climbing charts, and so on. The book's writing style is childish: misused words, jumpy, rambling at times. Near the end it got repetitive, like a schoolchild attempting to meet an es ...more