Buried in the Sky

Cover Art for 9780393079883, Buried in the Sky by Peter Zuckerman, Amanda Padoan
ISBN: 9780393079883
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 20 November, 2012
Format: Hardback
Language: English
Links Australian Libraries (Trove)

Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan explore the intersecting lives of Chhiring Dorje Sherpa and Pasang Lama, following them from their villages high in the Himalaya to the slums of Kathmandu, across the glaciers of Pakistan to K2 Base Camp. When disaster strikes in the Death Zone, Chhiring finds Pasang stranded on an ice wall, without an axe, waiting to die. The rescue that follows has become the stuff of mountaineering legend At once a gripping, white-knuckled adventure and a rich exploration of Sherpa customs and culture, Buried in the Sky re-creates one of the most dramatic catastrophes in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.

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