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Savage Summit – Book Review

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Savage Summit, by Jennifer Jordan

Savage Summit is a page-turner about the first women that hiked K2. It documents the women that have braved the elements to achieve this insane goal! Spoiler alert – they didn’t survive. This book talks about their lives before K2. It’s very fascinating! It’s a pretty intense read, you’ll have a ton of respect for the author, Jennifer Jordan. She had to do a “mountain” of research to get to know these ladies. Plan to take a while to read this one, it’s a great documentary style novel.

“Though not as tall as Everest, the “Savage Mountain” is far more dangerous. 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 climbs.

In 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.”

If you’re looking for good hiking books to read, add this one to your list. Get it on Amazon Prime using our affiliate link before, or try it on Kindle. We always prefer a physical book for throwing in our camping gear, but this one takes a while to read, so if you Kindle, you may want to go that route. Happy Trails!

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Savage Summit book review


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