Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World's Most Dangerous Mountain (Scholastic Focus)
ISBN: 1338207369
EAN13: 9781338207361
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 21, 2020
Pages: 288
Dimensions: 1.102362" H x 8.346457" L x 5.590551" W
Weight: 0.8377566 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World's Most Dangerous Mountain (Scholastic Focus)

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A nail-biting tale of survival and brotherhood atop one of the deadliest mountains on Earth.

In 1953, as two men summit Mt. Everest for the first time, Charlie Houston and a team of mountaineers carve a path up the second-highest peak on Earth: the deadly K2. Four Houston, reaching the top of K2 is a lifelong dream, an obsession that began 15 years earlier on his first expedition there.Since then, another American expdition has fallen apart on the remote, windswept mass of rock and ice.Now, Houston's team follows in their tracks. With the summit in their grasp, a vicious storm and a sudden illness puts their own expedition on the edge of disaster, turning their qust to conquer a mountain into one of the most daring rescue missions ever.Three expeditions and a high-mountain rivalry. Three attempts at K2, one of the most grueling challenges the planet has to offer. Filled with displays of incredible strength and heart-stopping danger, Into the Clouds is the thrilling story of the men whose quest to conquer a mountain became a battle to survive the descent.

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