I know this is a review but these stories always bring up the same question for me.........
"tell me again why it is you do this...."
This book is well narrated and and detailed. Sometimes the characters and which mountain they are climbing gets confusing......but believe me it will take you there.
So many way to become seriously injured, suffer and die, and leave the fellow climbers and surviving relatives to pick up the pieces. Rent this...listen to the "car wreck" all these climbers seek to get involved in. You too will also ask why they choose this life.