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TRADEGY, MEA CULPA, THOUGHT-PROVOKING,
This review is from: Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster (Paperback)
This is one of the most interesting books I have read. It is the personal account of a tragic, never-should-have-happened, tale of human pain, error, greed, and suffering, only partially balanced by climbing obsession.
A friend bought me this book, and I thought, "blimey, a mountaineering book, boring...", and how wrong I was. This is a passionate book which describes the tragic ascent and descent of Everest as well as a sort of "mea culpa" from the author (the author was part of one of the parties).
This book provokes thought - you will empathise, criticise, cringe, imagine, and cry. The best and worst in humans.