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5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant biography of basically unknown and overlooked personality in the field of physiology and science of climbing., 9 Sept. 2013
Excellent well told story of forgotten climber in the post-war years when the Brits felt that Everest must be climbed by them first!
Pugh's contribution in other areas of adventure training, recognition of the perils of hypothermia csan not be understated. The author's relationship with her father is quite moving and sad, but she has done a first rate job in describing his contribution to success in many fields.