The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation

Version: Unabridged
Author: Clint Willis
Narrator: James Adams
Genres: Sports & Recreation
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2007
# of Units: 13 CDs
Length: 16 hours
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This story of courage, achievement, and heartbreaking loss tells of Bonington's Boys, a band of legendary climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent.

Reviews (1)

Why do they do it ?

Written by tom on May 2nd, 2011

  • Book Rating: 4/5

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.

Author Details

Author Details

Willis, Clint

Willis has edited more than 30 anthologies on subjects ranging from mountaineering to mediation.