Winner of The National Outdoor Book Award, The Savage Summit is about the life and death of the first women who climbed K2. Though not as tall as Everest, this mountain is far more dangerous. This book shares the true stories of only 6 women who have reached the summit-three who lost their lives on the way down and two who have since died on other climbs.
Author "Jordan highlights not only the dangers but also the sexism, disregard for basic decency, and narcissism that plague the world of high-altitude alpinism." New York Times Book Review