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If you have "mountain lust" you'll like this book!,
This review is from: K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain (Hardcover)
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I love mountains and I love reading about mountaineering. I generally enjoy Ed Viestur's writings about his adventures on the world's highest mountains and this book, written with David Roberts, is no exception. The authors describe the history of K2 expeditions which is an enthralling bit of history. At times, however, the book can become a bit confusing when more than one expedition is referenced on a single page. I had to stop and think about which climb was which. Confusing, but not a 'deal breaker. I would prefer to have photographs - there are a few hand drawn sketches, but no photographs. I am a visual person and my preference is for a books with photographs. All in all I recommend this book for folks who, like me, enjoy climbing vicariously and for anyone who enjoys a good " adventuring".
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Initial post: May 4, 2010 7:35:05 PM PDT
M. Sanders says:
I felt the same way. Interesting book, but often confusing as he tethers between his experience and those of others.
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