Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

By Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan

Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day - Peter Zuckerman & Amanda Padoan
  • Release Date: 2012-06-11
  • Genre: Mountaineering
Score: 4.5
From 176 Ratings


Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award and the Banff Mountain Book Award for Mountain Literature

"Gripping, intense…Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air]." —Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe

When eleven climbers died on K2 in 2008, two Sherpas survived. Their astonishing tale became the stuff of mountaineering legend. This white-knuckle adventure follows the Sherpas from their remote villages in Nepal to the peak of the world’s most dangerous mountain, recounting one of the most dramatic disasters in alpine history from a fascinating new perspective.

Winner of the NCTE George Orwell Award and an official selection of the American Alpine Club Book Club.


  • Buried In The Sky

    By Sandy skates
    Well researched. Beautifully written. This book allows for a better understanding of those who carry and guide to their employers fron hiring thru summiting.
  • Buried In The Sky

    By KJDMusic56
    The book ended too soon. I was left wanting more as the two main characters Chhiring and Pasang were poised to climb again following their harrowing experience on K2. I've read a few books on Everest and K2 and I must admit I enjoyed the Sherpa perspective, their sense of responsibility, ownership and expectation from a group of people seemingly so easily dismissed and overlooked as simply porters or guides. Chhiring's sense of obligation to his family and Pasang's deep remorse described the full range of life's emotion.
  • Buried in the Sky

    By Skigirl68
    This is an amazing and heart wrenching story. It was a little slow getting started, but then in the middle of the book I couldn't put it down! I have recommended this book to my husband, and he is picky about the books he reads. I highly recommend this book to everyone! Lana