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The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adven

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The Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adven
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Award-winning author and film maker Jennifer Jordan tells the story of Dudley Wolfe's 1939 attempt to climb K2. In 1939, Dudley Francis Wolfe set out to become the first man to climb K2, the world’s second highest mountain. Wolfe, along with a team leader, reached a point higher than any other climbers, but he failed on descent at 25,000 feet. Sixty-three years later, Jennifer Jordan discovered his skeletal remains. Hear how a well-heeled man untested by adversity nearly succeeded where no one else had before.moreless
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