FIVE MILES HIGH by Robert H.-Ed. Bates


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The ascent of K2, in the Northwestern Himalayas, second highest mountain in the world, by two of a six man party, five Americans and one English Captain. Preparations, route of travel, incidents en route, sickness, arrival at the base of their objective, reconncitering for ways and means of ascent, establishment of camps, the impossibility of the whole group attempting the climb, and finally the slow progress up, not to the top, but to 25,000, highest point ever reached on K2. Told by various members with different angles on the expedition, good mountain climbing material from the first American Karakoram Expedition, including photographs taken by the climbers.

Pub Date: Oct. 10th, 1939
Publisher: Dodd Mead