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K2: Dreams and Reality [Paperback]

JIM HABERL
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April 15 1999 Raincoast journeys
Jim Haberl's compelling and gorgeously illustrated first-person account of his successful 1993 assault on K2, the storied Himalayan mountain second only to Everest in altitude, bristles with danger and glistens with the splendour of his experience. You are at his side as he describes, step by step, the arduous ascent he and his companions forged to the top. And, he spares no detail of his emotions along the way-exhilaration at his moment standing atop the world, and devastation at the death of his close friend and climbing partner, Dan Culver, on their descent from the peak. Destined to become a classic of mountaineering lore, K2: Dreams and Reality will earn a cherished place on the bookshelves of experienced mountaineers and armchair explorers alike. K2: Dreams and Reality is the fifth book in the Raincoast Journeys series.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your seat reading! Dec 2 2000
Format:Paperback
This is one of the most gripping stories. It's hard to believe that it is a true story. You will gasp for breath as Jim details their ascent up K2 and will cry as he painfully recounts the descent. Even if you are not a mountaineer or even have any interest in it, this story is more about friendship, success, triumph, and loss. I would also suggest Jim's book, RISKING ADVENTURE, detailing his other journeys. Although Jim was not an author by profession, he has the gift for narrative writing that keeps you interested page by wonderful page. ENJOY!
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3.0 out of 5 stars There are better books out there... Oct. 4 1999
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Format:Paperback
Yes, this book has pretty pictures, but Mantovani's K2: Challenging the Sky is prettier. I'm not sure why anybody would buy this book. It's not so much that anything is wrong with it, as that so many better (longer, more detailed, better written) books have been published on the subject. Go buy Curran's books or The Last Step: you'll be happier.
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3.0 out of 5 stars There are better books out there... Oct. 4 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Yes, this book has pretty pictures, but Mantovani's K2: Challenging the Sky is prettier. I'm not sure why anybody would buy this book. It's not so much that anything is wrong with it, as that so many better (longer, more detailed, better written) books have been published on the subject. Go buy Curran's books or The Last Step: you'll be happier.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of your seat reading! Dec 2 2000
By "wendydavis@mindspring.com" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is one of the most gripping stories. It's hard to believe that it is a true story. You will gasp for breath as Jim details their ascent up K2 and will cry as he painfully recounts the descent. Even if you are not a mountaineer or even have any interest in it, this story is more about friendship, success, triumph, and loss. I would also suggest Jim's book, RISKING ADVENTURE, detailing his other journeys. Although Jim was not an author by profession, he has the gift for narrative writing that keeps you interested page by wonderful page. ENJOY!
5.0 out of 5 stars Best illustration of the Mountain May 4 2009
By Umair Lateef - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is like a picture story book. Everything is detailed from Islamabad to the Summit. And yes you can see the best shot of Bottle Neck in this book.
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