Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
285
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.1 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393345414
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About the Author

Peter Zuckerman is a non-fiction writer. He has received some of the most prestigious recognitions in American journalism. At age 26 he won the Livingston Award, the largest, all-media, general reporting prize in America. His writing has also received is the National Journalism Award and the Blethan Award.
Amanda Padoan is a historian who writes about communities affected by armed conflict. She holds degrees from Harvard and University of Cambridge. Her first book, Buried in the Sky, received the National Outdoor Book Award.

Reviews

Enthralling...phenomenal research and vivid writing create a memorable portrait not only of the events on the mountain but also of the people who make modern high-altitude climbing possible.--Michael J. Ybarra
Easily the most riveting and important mountaineering book of the past decade.
An indispensable addition to the genre...a long-overdue historical correction to the familiar mountaineering story.--Matthew Power
An absorbing book that goes beyond the typical mountaineering tale...This book is mesmerizing.--Sharon Haddock
It's a testament to the thrills in this book that I scoured the notes, eager to learn how the authors wrote their account...The authors' commendable documentary about the people who carry the gear is overtaken by the chilling adventure story of one terrible day on the mountain.
This compelling story brought back from K2's slopes is a worthy tale about a little-known aspect of these high-stakes climbs.--Colleen Kelly
An informative and inspirational book...I couldn't put it down.--Jamling Tenzing Norgay, son of Tenzing Norgay, author of Touching My Father's Soul
The Sherpas climb off the page and carry a narrative that is as fast and as gripping as their superhuman ascents.--Michael Kodas, author of High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed
Through phenomenal research, Zuckerman and Padoan have dug deeper than anyone else into one of the most mysterious tragedies in mountaineering history. Thanks to their efforts, the heroism and humanity of the Sherpa climbers who saved lives shine through the chaos and grief of that awful day on K2.--David Roberts, co-author of K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain and author of Limits of the Known
Buried in the Sky reveals the heroic deeds of the Sherpa...[It] brings to light how immensely strong, loyal, and talented the Sherpa climbers are. Finally credit is given, where credit is due.--Ed Viesturs, bestselling author of No Shortcuts to the Top and K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain