The last man on the mountain : the death of an American adventurer on K2
(Book)

Book Cover
Published
New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2010.
Edition
1st ed.
ISBN
9780393077780 (hardcover) :, 0393077780 (hardcover)
Physical Desc
302 pages, [16] pages of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
Status

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Arlington - Adult796.522 JOROn Shelf
Concord - AdultBIOG 796.522092 JordanOn Shelf
Natick - Adult796.52/J82LOn Shelf
Waltham - Adult796.522 JordanOn Shelf

More Details

Published
New York, NY : W.W. Norton, c2010.
Format
Book
Edition
1st ed.
Language
English
ISBN
9780393077780 (hardcover) :, 0393077780 (hardcover)
UPC
9780393077780

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-289) and index.
Description
In 1939 the Savage Mountain claimed its first victim. Born into vast wealth yet uneasy with a life of leisure, Dudley Wolfe, of Boston and Rockport, Maine, set out to become the first man to climb K2, the world's second-highest mountain and, in the opinion of mountaineers, an even more formidable challenge than Mt. Everest. Although close to middle age and inexperienced at high altitude, Wolfe, with the team leader, made it higher than any other members of the expedition, but he couldn't get back down. Suffering from altitude sickness and severe dehydration, he was abandoned at nearly 25,000 feet; it would be another sixty-three years before Jennifer Jordan discovered his remains. Here, readers follow Wolfe from the salons of Europe to the most forbidding landscape on earth.--From publisher description.

Description

Loading Description...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

NoveList

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jordan, J. (2010). The last man on the mountain: the death of an American adventurer on K2 . W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jordan, Jennifer, 1958-. 2010. The Last Man On the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer On K2. W.W. Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jordan, Jennifer, 1958-. The Last Man On the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer On K2 W.W. Norton, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jordan, Jennifer. The Last Man On the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer On K2 W.W. Norton, 2010.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.