Chris Warner led a team of experienced mountaineers on an expedition to reach the summit of K2, the second highest in the world. After failing to become successful on their first attempts, Warner and his team put together another team hoping to reach the summit, and from eight different countries to work together for success. Her story is a tale full of examples where in some cases, a leadership point of view was taken, and another time it was not. The successes and failures … Read more »

Chris Warner led a team of experienced mountaineers on an expedition to reach the summit of K2, the second highest in the world. After failing to become successful on their first attempts, Warner and his team put together another team hoping to reach the summit, and from eight different countries to work together for success. Her story is a tale full of examples where in some cases, a leadership point of view was taken, and another time it was not. The successes and failures of the expedition approach makes for a story full of practical examples and provides an exciting framework to accommodate theoretical concepts of team building and leadership. Although grounded in the written cases, the series also an optional multimedia supplement offers compelling photos and videos for students and faculty. After working together with several other international teams to reach the K2 Summit, the descent is extremely dangerous. The B case takes the climbers in the middle of a raging blizzard. With a lack of Italian mountaineers, a Czech climber suffering from hypothermia and cerebral edema, and the theft of a critical survival tool, must decide whether Warner will look for the missing climbers or trying to get his K2 expedition safely.
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James G. Clawson
Gerry Yemen
Source: Darden School of Business
10 pages.
Release Date: 14 November 2008. Prod #: UV1073-PDF-ENG
K2: Brotherhood of the Rope (B) HBR case solution