Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day
When eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008, two Sherpas survived. Their astonishing tale became the stuff of mountaineering legend. This white-knuckle adventure follows the Sherpas from their remote villages in Nepal to the peak of the world's most dangerous mountain, recounting one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.
Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award and an official selection of the American Alpine Club Book Club.
Author: Peter Zuckerman, Amanda Padoan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Binding Type: Paperback
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.80d
About the Author
Zuckerman, Peter: - Peter Zuckerman is a non-fiction writer. He has received some of the most prestigious recognitions in American journalism. At age 26 he won the Livingston Award, the largest, all-media, general reporting prize in America. His writing has also received is the National Journalism Award and the Blethan Award.Padoan, Amanda: - Amanda Padoan is a historian who writes about communities affected by armed conflict. She holds degrees from Harvard and University of Cambridge. Her first book, Buried in the Sky, received the National Outdoor Book Award.