Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: Buried in the Sky

They'd fallen at least nine stories when Chhiring skimmed over the perfect patch of ice. The pick of hi axe dug in, and, despite their speed, Chirring held on.
-- Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day by Peter Zuckerman and Amanda Padoan.

This is the nail-biting account of the 2008 K2 expedition that killed eleven climbers, focusing on the two Sherpa porters who survived. It is an incredible story, well told, based on thorough research into the tragic events and the Sherpa culture. 

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event. 

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