KARAKORAM: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV by Fosco Maraini

KARAKORAM: The Ascent of Gasherbrum IV

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KIRKUS REVIEW

High ranking in the annals of mountaineering is this superb account of the Italian team's ascent of the problem peak, Gasherbrum IV, in the summer of 1960. Maraini, gives a quality of vitality and hazard to the daily drama of the record, conveying the beauties, perils, and emotional tensions involved. Another factor runs parallel -- the broad sweep of knowledge of the ethnic history of Baltistan, the chronology of successive ventures in the western Himalayas, the American climb of Gasherbrum I and the Japanese on Chogolisa simultaneously.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1961
Publisher: Viking