LA FOLIE DU K2
THE ALEISTER CROWLEY MYTHS RELATING TO K2 ARE DEBUNKED
AFTER DECADES OF MISINFORMATION THE TRUTH IS AT LAST PROMOTED
This is a reprint of LA FOLIE DU K2 [THE MADNESS OF K2] by Charlie Buffet. This has the same format, size and contents as the first edition. This book was published in Chamonix by Editions Guerin in 2008. The book measures 169mm tall x 122mm, and has 111 pages, 9 b/w photos, 1 map, bibliography. Text in french, no english edition. The main purpose of this diminutive book is to debunk the pioneering K2 insights that have been repeatedly (and incorrectly) attributed to Aleister Crowley, mainly the routes analysis/selection and the diagnosis of Pfannl's pulmonary edema. This is followed by treatment of Fritz Wiessner's near ascent with Pasang Dawa Lama in 1939, a discussion of the lies and mess connected to the 1954 first ascent, discussion of the 1986 tragedies, P. Beghinís & C. Profitís spectacular ascent (one of the greatest ascents of K2, but hardly noticed in the popular history), and commentary on Tomo Cesen's sometimes disputed solo to The Shoulder up the SSE Spur.
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