The Summit of the Gods
written by Yumemakura Baku
illustrated by Jiro Taniguchi
In 1924 Mallory and Irvine vanished on Everest’s North-East ridge, leaving behind them the mystery of who was first to reach its summit. There was a camera that could provide the solution.
Tsuneo Hase has died in an avalanche attempting to climb K2 solo without oxygen, leaving Jouji Habu alone to face the next big challenge, but what would it be? Habu has disappeared in Nepal, as has the camera that may unlock Everest’s mystery, so Japanese photographer Fukamachi has to search anew for the man known as ‘Venomous Snake’ and he draws on an unexpected source for help.
Taniguchi’s realistic art and Baku’s tireless script will take you to such heights that mountaineers can only dream of in this Ignatz nominated series.
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Note: Read these pages from right to left, manga-style.