“Gripping...reveals a good deal about the rarefied noble-gonzo world of high-altitude mountaineering.” —New York Times
“Viesturs illuminates K2's challanges, triumphs, tragedies, and follies...Riveting.” —The Daily Beast
“Viesturs's you-are-there narration communicates effortlessly the enormous effort, and high adventure, of scaling K2.”—Publishers Weekly
About the Author
ED VIESTURS is the first and only American to ascend all fourteen of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen and the author of The Mountain, No Shortcuts to the Top, and The Will to Climb.
In addition to his collaborations with Ed Viesturs, DAVID ROBERTS is the author of more than twenty books, including Finding Everett Ruess.