Piece image

The Last Man on the Mountain

From: James Mills
Series: The Joy Trip Project
Length: 15:39

Embed_button
An interview with writer and climber Jennifer Jordan on her book that recounts the events surrounding the first American to die on K2 the second highest mountain in the world Read the full description.

Lastmanjtp_small In 1939 Dudley Wolfe was on one of the earliest expeditions to reach the summit of K2. An adventurer and one of the wealthiest men in the world he was left for dead with a rescue team of Sherpa after a devastating avalanche. Some say he was the victim of his own foolishness, others say he was abandoned by the members of his climbing party as they fled the mountain to save their own lives. And even though his body has been found there remains a great deal of controversy around Wolfe’s death that continues to this day. In her book “The Last Man on the Mountain” Jennifer Jordan gives us a close look into life of an American adventurer and the first to die on K2.

Also in the The Joy Trip Project series

Piece image

Peter McBride ~ photographing the most endangered river in America (15:23)
From: James Mills

An interview with National Geographic Photographer Peter McBride
Piece image

Wild (12:38)
From: James Mills

An interview with bestselling author Cheryl Strayed on her book "Wild"
Piece image

The Road Not Taken (21:18)
From: James Mills

An interview with professional Everest climber and mother of two Hilaree O'Neill
Piece image

Elephant Enigma (14:45)
From: James Mills

An interview with veterinarian photographer and his wife travel writer Maria Coffey on their work in elephant preservation
Piece image

Sacred Headwaters (11:45)
From: James Mills

An interview with Paul Colangelo a member of the International League of Conservation Photographers, an organization that aims to document the destruction of endangered ecosystems
Piece image

127 Hours (19:33)
From: James Mills

An interview with adventurer and public speaker Aron Ralston who is the subject of the film 127 Hours
Piece image

Chicks Rock (10:38)
From: James Mills

In the world of adventure women are busting out on their own. They’re leaving husbands, boyfriends and children at home to discover their strengths and celebrate the feminine ...
Piece image

The Canterbury Trail (12:29)
From: James Mills

In this interview author Angie Abdou brings to her latest book themes from an ancient English text first made popular in the middle ages to put a modern twist on the last ...
Piece image

How to become a National Geographic Explorer (05:59)
From: James Mills

Editors at National Geographic Magazine detail the requirements for young explorers to qualify for expedition grants
Piece image

'Cold' An interview with climber photographer Cory Richards (14:30)
From: James Mills

A conversation with professional climber and photographer Cory Richards on his film that depicts his climb of Gasherbrum II in winter.

Piece Description

In 1939 Dudley Wolfe was on one of the earliest expeditions to reach the summit of K2. An adventurer and one of the wealthiest men in the world he was left for dead with a rescue team of Sherpa after a devastating avalanche. Some say he was the victim of his own foolishness, others say he was abandoned by the members of his climbing party as they fled the mountain to save their own lives. And even though his body has been found there remains a great deal of controversy around Wolfe’s death that continues to this day. In her book “The Last Man on the Mountain” Jennifer Jordan gives us a close look into life of an American adventurer and the first to die on K2.