Attempting to climb K-2
A local scientist and experienced mountain climber was attempting to scale K-2, until 11 climbers lost their lives in one of the worst recent climbing tragedies. Mike Farris explains the mountaineer's desire for altitude and the risks involved in its pursuit.
- Mike Farris: High-altitude climber and biology professor at Hamline University, who teaches seminars on high-altitude human biology. His latest book is "The Altitude Experience: Successful Trekking and Climbing above 8,000 Feet."
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