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The bereaved should not be left in their high camps, abandoned without support.
I like the character descriptions and it makes me want to read more about these great adventurers and what they did.
I'm not a climber, and I suspect that most readers won't be, either, and to us, that's not really a fault.
Clint Willis delivers the (fantastic, when told by others) story of Chris Bonington in a profoundly dull and boring manner. Worse however, is his embellishment of the actual story. Read morePublished 7 months ago by puzzled
Great writing from a man who understands and is astonished by human nature. I gave this book as a gift to my 66-year old climber friend who is two peaks short of climbing all the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by cathy fletcher
Good overview of many expeditions, gives insight into the personalities of those involved and details of the struggles with each climb. Read morePublished 9 months ago by D. Gormley
As a climber of 35 years and an avid reader of mountaineering literature, I was extremely disappointed by this book. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ronald Bourret
I love reading mountaineering books, and I was thrilled to come across this book since the members of the "Greatest Generation" did some amazing climbs. Read morePublished 22 months ago by A. Badus
I urge you ordinarily to read ANY book about mountain climbing and those who climb. Not this one. AMAZON bounced my first review due to a scatological term describing the volume,... Read morePublished on January 10, 2011 by The-Mountain-Speaks
I like this book, but it may be one of those that does better as an audio book that it would to read it. Read morePublished on July 21, 2009 by C. Hazen
This is the most plodding and annoying re-telling of a most interesting story. Willis did an excellent job as editor by compiling extracts of great original mountaineering accounts... Read morePublished on January 15, 2009 by GST
I enjoyed this book with some caveats. I have been reading climbing literature for over 30 years and have read the original accounts of most of the climbs in Willis' book. Read morePublished on October 21, 2008 by nikki morgan