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No Way Down: Life and Death on K2

No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 - Graham Bowley No Way Down is a well-researched account of yet another disastrous mountaineering expedition, this one on K2. It lacks the intensity of Krakauer's Into Thin Air and because the writer wasn't present - and eleven of the participants were killed - the account sometimes feels a little speculative. As is typical on the K2 (the world's most dangerous mountain), the disaster is part of chain of small mistakes, and you can feel the tension building from the very first page. As intriguing as the disaster itself are the responses of the different individuals and teams, and the South Korean climbing team comes off pretty poorly in this account. Again, it's well written, but lacks the intensity, first-person perspective and followup offered by Krakauer.