Allows us privileged insights into the minds of these adventurers . . . Canongate have chosen well in re-issuing this important mountaineering journal. (The Herald
A classic in mountaineering literature...Recommended for all armchair adventurers who have ever wondered what it would be like to climb in the Himalayas. (Geographical Magazine
A wonderful, gritty expedition book. (Chris Bonnington)
From the Back Cover
With an introduction by Chris Bonington
"A classic in mountaineering literature." Geographical Magazine
In March 1985, Mal Duff led a new expedition to conquer Everest by the unclimbed north-east ridge. The last attempt by a Chris Bonington team had ended in failure and tragedy - with the deaths of two great climbers, Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman.
Everyone knew the risks as well as the excitement of the challenge. In this extraordinary book, short-listed for the Boardman-Tasker Awards, Greig chronicles not only the assault on the peak but also the complex inter-relationships of nineteen very different personalities living together, yet each very much alone.
"Allows us privileged insights into the minds of these adventurers ... Canongate have chosen well in re-issuing this important mountaineering journal." The Herald
"A wonderful, gritty expedition book." Chris Bonington
Front cover photograph: North East ridge of Everest. Courtesy: Chris Bonington Picture Library. Design by James Hutcheson