Into the clouds : the race to climb the world's most dangerous mountain / Tod Olson.
- 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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- ISBN: 9781338207361
- ISBN: 1338207369
- ISBN: 9781338630596
- Physical Description: xviii, 265 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Scholastic Focus, 2020.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-260).
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
In the twenty-first century, climbers who successfully conquer Mt. Everest are common. But back in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s, this was an unusual feat. In this riveting account of three failed attempts to climb K2 (slightly lower than Everest), Olson portrays two very different approaches to success. In 1938, Charlie Houston focused his attention on keeping his team safe as they neared the summit, ultimately turning back due to foul weather. Then in 1939, Fritz Wiessner sought (unsuccessfully) to reach the summit at all costs, causing the death of several men. In 1953, Houston made another attempt with a trusted team and knowledge acquired from his 1938 ascent. Again, near the summit, they fought a frightful, lengthy blizzard and were forced into a harrowing descent. Their heroic efforts, however, have become part of climbing legend. Olson's meticulously documented research and creative writing make this an unforgettable story of courage and determination. The book's copious photos of the Himalaya's snowy slopes and of the climbing teams add more drama to an already gripping saga. Grades 6-9. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
Tod Olson is the author of the Lost series, the How to Get Rich historical fiction series, and numerous books for the school/library and classroom markets. He has written for national magazines on the Columbine school shooting, homeless teens, the murder of Matthew Shepard, and many other stories of interest to children and young adults. During his 25 years in children's publishing, he has edited and developed several collections of books for both school/library and the classroom. Tod holds an MFA from Vermont College.
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