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Though not as tall as Everest the Savage Mountain is fardangerous Located on the border of China and Pakistan K2 has some of the harshest climbing conditions in the world Ninety women have scaled Everest but of the six women who reached the summit of K2 three lost their lives on the way back down the mountain and two have since died on other climbsIn Savage Summit Jennifer Jordan shares the tragic compelling inspiring and extraordinary true stories of a handful of courageous women mothers and daughters wives and lovers poets and engineers who defeated this formidable mountain yet ultimately perished in pursuit of their dreams I am a lover of non fiction books on the great outdoors and climbing biographies and autobiographies in particular The premise here is why are the vast majority of mountaineering books about men and freuently by men? The author sets out to look at 5 iconic female mountaineers through the lens of their lives and particularly their ascents of K2I found the book well written and very interesting Bear in mind that the explicit aim of the book is to look at issues that female mountaineers have with their male counterparts and vice versa so this is a running theme through the book It certainly shines some light into the problems and indicted valid concerns on both sides I did find that the author didn't hesitate in pointing out criticisms of the female mountaineers I'd read a couple of autobiographical works by the women and this book will ensure I read both on K2 and the people involved A good book for anyone with an interest in the subject

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Savage Summit The Life and Death of the First Women of K2Though not as tall as Everest the Savage Mountain is fardangerous Located on the border of China and Pakistan K2 has some of the harshest climbing conditions in the world Ninety women have scaled Everest but of the six women who reached the summit of K2 three lost their lives on the way back down the mountain and two have since died on other climbsIn Savage Summit Jennifer Jordan shares the tragic compelling inspiring and extraordinary true stories of a handful of courageous women mothers and daughters wives and lovers poets and engineers who defeated this formidable mountain yet ultimately perished in pursuit of their dreams Not sure this author has ever come across a cliche she felt embarrassed to use This is so terribly written made worse by the fact that it’s informed by dated White Woman feminism The author is obsessed with her subjects looks and than a few times makes judgements of them based on their attractiveness To top it all off it’s painfully clear the author knows nothing about climbing except what’s gleanable from Into Thin Air By far the worst mountaineering book I’ve read

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Read eBook Ö Savage Summit The Life and Death of the First Women of K2 · danpashley ì ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Savage Summit: The Life and Death of the First Women of K2 By Jennifer Jordan ⚣ – Danpashley.co.uk Though not as tall as Everest the Savage Mountain is fardangeThough not as tall as Everest the Savage Mountain is fardangerous Located on the border of China and Pakistan K2 has some of the harshest climbing conditions in the world Ninety women have scaled Everest but of the six women who reached the summit of K2 three lost their lives on the way back down the mountain and two have since died on other climbsIn Savage Summit Jennifer Jordan shares the tragic compelling inspiring and extraordinary true stories of a handful of courageous women mothers and daughters wives and lovers poets and engineers who defeated this formidable mountain yet ultimately perished in pursuit of their dreams This book made me angryThe premise is excellent describing the efforts of the first women to summit K2 along with other background biographical information on each of them The delivery though is melodramatic overblown and assumes some sort of higher knowledge of how the women thought or what they said Admittedly there may not be a lot of recorded material covering all their speech thoughts and feelings however that to me doesn't seem to be a good enough excuse for just making things up even if you tell us in advance that this is what you've doneThe assumption that any negative aspect to their expeditions were down to sexism may be a blanket explanation for something far nuanced I have no difficulty in believing that a male dominated sphere like mountaineering has an element of implicit and explicit sexism however this doesn't account for the fact that to be a mountaineer in the first place one has to have a certain type of character and that collecting single minded driven individuals together on a trip of extreme privation may cause sparks to flyI've read a lot of books on mountaineering and I truly believe that there are great stories to tell about these women but this book does not do them justice