The Kurt Diemberger Omnibus

Spirits of the Air / Summits and Secrets /
The Endless Knot

Boardman / Tasker shortlisted 1991

Kurt Diemberger

Kurt Diemberger gives us a link to the golden age when the 8000m peaks were climbed - the 1950s and early '60s. He is the only living climber to have taken part in the first ascents of two of them - Dhaulagiri and Broad Peak (right). As a career expeditioner, skilled film maker and writer he has been a witness to fifty years of eventful Alpinism and Himalayan climbing. All of this is recorded in these three fine books one of which, The Endless Knot, is perhaps the most gripping and tragic mountaineering saga ever written. It describes the ill-starred K2 attempts of 1986 during which thirteen climbers died in a variety of incidents. At the end of the season seven climbers made one last bid to gain the summit, five succeeded but, overtaken by a storm during the descent, only two of the seven climbers survived. One of them was Diemberger, who describes events with harrowing candour.

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  • Price:   £ 16.99
  • Cover type: Hardback (Jacketed)
  • Publisher: Bâton Wicks
  • Publish date: Available
  • ISBN: 1-898573-26-3
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