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I think the title of this book is misleading. It is NOT about the life of Willi Unsoeld but focuses on ONE tragic climb of Nanda Devi and mentions his West Ridge Summit of Everest... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Colbyhund
Tragic tale. This was a tear jerker in my opinion. Outstanding tale of life, relationships, tragedy and adventure. Good read!Published 21 months ago by Gordon Swoyer Jr
I don't think I have ever read a book that gets on my nerve pretty much from the start. I plodded through it because I REALLY wanted to review this book and in good conscience... Read morePublished on April 1, 2010 by Global Nomad
This book does not deserve the one star I 'had' to give it. Firstly, the book is not a biography, it is really about the Nanda Devi climb of 1976, all other stories are secondary. Read morePublished on March 22, 2010 by 30knotwind
This book was recommended by an acquaintence and climber. After reading the previous reviews, I had second thoughts. Read morePublished on August 13, 2008 by W. E. Yake
Having admired Roskelley's accout of the '76 Nanda Devi expedition, I was curious when I found Roper's book on Willi Unsoeld at the Albuquerque library. Read morePublished on December 12, 2005 by Ken Holmes
Yes, we are all human, and have egos. Mr Roper did more to erode the human Mr Unsoeld with his speculation, grandiose words and tangential philosophy, than to give us insight into... Read morePublished on March 6, 2004 by Robert R. Chanpong
Well, what can I say about this book? Not too much. This book read like an opinion column in your local Sunday newspaper or, better yet, like a trash tabloid. Read morePublished on February 9, 2004 by "teamw"
The writter forgot that this was a book about a mountaineer. This could have been an exciting, inspiring book about a great climber and instead its a book about someone's... Read morePublished on February 5, 2003