In K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain, Ed Viestures tells the stories of six different summit attempts on the world's second tallest mountain. The material is probably nothing new for those who have read a lot about mountaineering and K2, but everything was new to me! It was helpful to have Viestures explain what happened through his own opinions and through the words of the cimbers themselves (summarizing events from previously published books, quotations, diaries, etc). Viestures also adds any updated information learned about these expeditions in the years since other books were published. Overall, I enjoyed the stories and reading the history of this dangerous mountain. What was difficult about this book, though, was the narration. I felt like Viestures jumped all over the place. He'd be writing about an expedition and there would be references back to climbs he had made, climbs he hadn't yet written about in the book, and climbs previously mentioned. The book needed some editing to make the story more clear. I found myself confused and (sometimes) bored with some of the passages because of all the sidetracking in the writing. Overall, though, Viestures is an impressive man (a climber first, not a writer!) and I enjoyed reading this book.