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One Man's Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2 (Kindle)

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By Adrian Hayes
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
File Size: 21.7 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781526745392
eBook Released: 14th November 2018

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Official UK launch event details

Celebrate the launch of One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2 on Tuesday, 30 October with a special presentation, book launch and book signing event at the Royal Geographical Society, London. Find more information and book tickets here.

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A deeply moving story of the beauty and brutality of life, and death, on the world’s most unpredictable and perilous mountain.

Adrian Hayes details an intensely personal account of his attempts to climb K2 – the notorious second highest mountain in the world – in 2013 and again in 2014. In this gripping narrative, the author seamlessly shifts between his guilt and struggles as a father amid tumultuous personal circumstances, the profound events on K2, and the powerful lessons for our lives in the world below.

Absorbing and self-reflective, his journey is as much a story of climbing a mountain as it is a compass for conquering the mountain within all of us.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, when writing in this volume’s Forward, opines that ‘One Man’s Climb is a remarkably honest and transparent account of the challenges; both externally and internally, that anyone who dares to take it on experiences’. It is an accurate summation of the volume, from one who has, indeed, experienced many of the ‘challenges’ described within it... Readers with an interest in mountain climbing may also find it informative, while psychologists and those in similar professions may find its descriptions of human reactions in and to unusual conditions, worthy of their attention.

Keith Rimmer, NZ Crown Mines

A greatly enlightening and reflective book that is receiving rave reviews to date.

New Milton Advertiser, 9th November 2018

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One Man’s Climb – Adrian Hayes on His Journey to Summit K2 See the full interview here

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