Michael Kennedy's firsthand account of the fabled assault on Latok I's North Ridge in 1978.
Gukov and his partner, Sergey Glazunov, were trying the 7,145 meter peak. Glazunov fell to his death on July 25, leaving Gukov stranded at 6,200 meters.
Check out Michael Levy's author page.
A terrible accident leaves one experienced alpinist dead, but a remarkable rescue delivers his two teammates back from the edge.
The end of the Polish expedition concludes the attempts on 8,000ers for the 2017-2018 winter season.
The Award aims to encourage others to continue the late American alpinist's legacy of embarking on adventurous, solo expeditions—be they climbing or otherwise—around the globe.