Nobody had ever connected the words "flying" and "dog" together...until 1983, when George Stranahan* was itching for an adventure.
This time it would be K2, also known as the "Savage Mountain," the second highest mountain in the world and one of the most deadly. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. And it has never been climbed in the winter.
After traveling 8,000 miles from Woody Creek, Colorado, George and his band of 12 "Innocents" set off from Rawalpindi, Pakistan (or "Pindi" as everyone called it) for the summit of K2 with a Sherpa and a mule loaded with provisions.
Ignoring the fear, George and the Innocents trekked across the Baltoro Glacier and the Braldu Gorge. Reinhold Messner, the world's greatest mountain climber, said the Braldu Gorge was the "most dangerous thing [he] had ever done in his life." According to George, the largest disaster he and the Innocents faced was that "on day 17 of a 35-day trip, we totally ran out of booze."
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