Although the events held my interest, the majority of the book dealt with finding a way to access the ridge and planning a return route rather than the actual climb. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jim
I have read several books on Himalayan mountaineering and this was one of the best. In addition to the great story the photographs in the books were an added treat. Read morePublished 7 months ago by roger gobler
Great story of the American Expedition up the West Ridge and over the top of Everest. As in many mountain climbing books it is a little hard to follow at times especially when... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gus Scott
I really enjoy reading the stories by climbers who were able to claw their way up these incredibly difficult mountains decades ago before all of the equipment, satellite phones,... Read morePublished 9 months ago by PilatesGirl
This book of course is a telling of the first American ascent of Everest, and particularly the subsequent ascent of the more technical West Ridge be two members of the US... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Alcapitan
This classic proves that there is indeed genius in boldness.
The cover photo is the finest preview of a book's content ever.
This first hand rendering was both startling and eloquent. Delivered with such humility, it understates Willi and Tom's epic accomplishment. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Robert J. Swift
Hornbein doesn't shy away from telling us unflattering details about himself and the team. Somehow he is able to recount this amazing feat while maintaining his charming modesty.Published 12 months ago by Andrew Hohne
As a story and book, it is great, and I recommend it. As an e-book, the formatting is terrible. Can't we do better than this?Published 14 months ago by sloclimber