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  • Published: 24 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141930954
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

No Way Down

Life and Death on K2




The runaway bestseller - hailed as a successor to Into Thin Air and Touching the Void

The summit of K2, 1 August 2008. An exhausted band of climbers pump their fists into the clear blue sky - joining the elite who have conquered the world's most lethal mountain. But as they celebrate, far below them an ice shelf collapses and sweeps away their ropes. They don't know it yet, but they will be forced to descend into the blackness with no lines. Of the thirty who set out, eleven will never make it back.No Way Down weaves a tale of human courage, folly, survival and devastating loss. The stories are heart-wrenching: the young married couple whose rope was torn apart by an avalanche, sending the husband to his death; the 61-year-old Frenchman who called his family from near the summit to say he wouldn't make it home. So what drove them to try to conquer this elusive peak? And what went wrong that fateful day?

  • Published: 24 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141930954
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Graham Bowley

Graham Bowley was born in England in 1968. He is a reporter for the New York Times. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and their two daughters and a son.

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