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This review is from: Everest - The First Ascent: The untold story of Griffith Pugh, the man who made it possible (Hardcover)
Griffiths Pugh has been my hero in the exercise sciences since I first read his work on Channel swimmers and marathon runners in the late 1960s. In my opinion he is perhaps the most influential applied exercise scientist of the 20th Century. This book details his greatest achievement - the ascent of Everest - and explains exactly why he was so brilliant. His daughter shows that his genius came at a price. This is one of the very best books describing an iconic scientist that I have read. Thanks Harriet for bearing your heart, however painful it must have been. Your Dad would have loved what you produced. So sad that his genius could only be recognised so long after his death. But perhaps future generations of exercise scientists will now be as in awe of your father as I have been for 50 years.