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by Tod Olson (Author)

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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.… (more)
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I've heard that the true test of a mountaineer isn't Everest - it's K2. After reading this book, I finally understand why that is (although I will likely never understand why people would risk their lives to stand at the top of a mountain... That's an adrenaline rush I personally do not need.

Olson does a good job of sharing the facts while still paying close attention to the human emotions behind the constant and varying struggles. I found myself moved to tears, and I'm also driven to read more books about other mountaineering attempts - failed or otherwise. ( )
  bookwyrmqueen | Oct 25, 2021 |
From climbing indoor walls to ascending the world’s highest peaks, mountaineering is a sport involving climbing and bouldering in mountains. Hazards include falling, avalanches, bad weather, and altitude sickness.

Read the recently published nonfiction book, then learn more at the website:

INTO THE CLOUDS by Tod Olson tells the thrilling and tragic stories of three expeditions to K2. This engaging work of nonfiction includes the incredible experiences of Charlie Houston and a team of climbers attempting to conquer K2 in 1953. The fast-paced text includes maps and historical photos.

The AMERICAN ALPINE CLUB documents successes, failures, and mishaps associated with mountain climbing. The KNOW THE ROPES section of their website provides websites and articles related to safe climbing.

To visit the website, go to https://bit.ly/2IuPBwb

ARC courtesy of National Geographic. ( )
  eduscapes | Apr 6, 2021 |
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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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