As I read this book, I couldn't help feeling that I was hearing these stories in person at a pub over a pint or two or three. That these two brothers have managed to carve out (sometimes literally!) a grat life from their working class origins is inspirational. My main sport is running, but I have done some climbing and much hiking and really appreciate these professionals and how even in advancing years, they kept trying to stretch their own envelope. I also really enjoyed reading how they learned so much from the Sherpas and the people in Nepal and Tibet. I live at the base of a small mountain (4,000 feet) and love to spend my days there. To be able to live a life among mountains of 24,000 is amazing to me!! I have to place this book in my top 10. Way to go Lads!!!!