The Mountaineers Books publishes the best in climbing literature, boasting a list of books chronicling the greatest climbing adventures ever pursued. From H.W. Tilman and Eric Shipton to Mark Twight and John Sherman, some of the worlds most accomplished climbers and writers make their literary home with The Mountaineers Books. The first two books in our Mountaineering Anthology series promise to excite and thrill, pulling together excerpts from our best dramatic histories and adventure narratives. Tragedy and Disaster contains gripping accounts of expeditions that encountered violent forces of nature or tragic accidents. Stranded teams succumbed to frostbite, high altitude pulmonary edema, hypothermia, avalanches, storms, and, sometimes, human error, struggling to make it back alive but not always succeeding. Included is Robert W. Craigs chilling story of the 1974 American-Pamir/USSR Expedition and the death of the entire Soviet womens team.
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