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One Man's Climb by Hayes, Adrian

One Man's Climb

A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

Hayes, Adrian

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Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publication date: 8 Oct 2018
ISBN: 9781526745378

Record-breaking adventurer Adrian Hayes recounts his tragic failure and fortunate success in climbing the world's notorious second highest mountain.

4 stars out of 5
14 Mar 2019

"Gripping new book shares one man's extraordinary attempt to conquer the world's second tallest mountain"

A serious mountaineer, Hayes knows that K2 is a more difficult challenge. But he’s also driven by the need to achieve something hardly anyone else on the planet ever has. His honesty is refreshing: an admission that it’s partly ego. He’s equally open about the guilt he feels at putting his two children through the worry their father might die... You get the feeling he’s a slightly tricky guy — by his own admission he keeps his tent at ‘OCD’ levels of tidiness — but, then, normal people don’t try to climb K2 in the first place.