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K2: One Woman's Quest for the Summit (Adventure Press)

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A first-person account of the American K2000 expedition by Heidi Howkins who if successful, would be the first American woman to successfully summit the world's most notorious and challenging mountain.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by National Geographic
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Lyssah
Jan 10, 2015 Lyssah rated it liked it
Just ok, although the book should really be titled "One Woman's Journeys Through Life And The Himalaya". The book has very little to say about her adventures on K2, in fact, she doesn't even start talking about K2 until after page 110. Before that, it is telling stories about all of her other adventures in Nepal, Tiber, and Pakistan. She is obviously a very smart person, but her writing is overly filled (in my opinion) with filmy descriptions of her visions and dreams and attempts to interpret ...more
Eric Jepson
Sep 18, 2011 Eric Jepson rated it really liked it
This book was great and really well written. It was hard to follow at points but their was action in the books she totally nailed it. The author didn't hide any of the gory part and also didn't hide the drama. From action to the talks with random people she describes it all perfect. It might be a little long but it is worth the time. Project:Monthly Calender
Gail Harkins
Jul 26, 2012 Gail Harkins rated it liked it
This is more about her life as a female climber than about K2 specifically. I found it enlightening and sometimes funny. It's an interesting counterpoint to the experiences of male climbers.
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