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Armchair Mountaineering

P. J. Skilton "Catflap"
 
The White Spider
The White Spider
"A truly, stunningly good read.  I just want to go and look at it now."
Touching The Void
Touching The Void
"The author is my inspiration as an armchair mountaineer"
Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster
Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Everest Disaster
"If you read this one, you must read the next one as well....."
Death Zone: Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm
Death Zone: Climbing Everest Through the Killer Storm
"and then you really should read the next one as well by which time"
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
"you will then have seen the same experience from three very different perspectives."
The Beckoning Silence
The Beckoning Silence
"In my view (limited by my armchair) the best of the rest from the pen of Joe Simpson"
Against The Wall
Against The Wall
"Some don't like his style, but I found this to be a good read."
Ghosts of Everest: The Authorised Story of the Search for Mallory and Irvine
Ghosts of Everest: The Authorised Story of the Search for Mallory and Irvine
"Was this expedition really necessary?  You read and decide."
Coronation Everest
Coronation Everest
"An account of that all important first sumit success on Everest"
The Worst Journey In The World
The Worst Journey In The World
"Not a mountaineering book, but just as cold and frightening.  Well worth the read."