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From Nat Geo archives

What’s Scarier?

(A) Climbing Denali
(B) Blasting Into Space

David Roberts talks to the one man who knows for certain: John Grunsfeld.

K2 at 50: The Bitter Legacy

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first ascent of K2, arguably the deadliest mountain on Earth. In Italy, the half-century-old triumph of the countrymen who first stood atop the 28,250-foot (8,616-meter) summit remains a source of intense national pride. But simmering beneath the official glory is a legacy of backstabbing and betrayal that would ultimately drive one climber to change the course of mountaineering history forever.

By David Roberts

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