131 x 210 x 17mm
In March 1985, Mal Duff led a new expedition to conquer Everest by the unclimbed north-east ridge. The last attempt by a Chris Bonnington team had ended in failure and tragedy - with the deaths of two great climbers, Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman. Everyone knew the risks as well as the excitement of the challenge.
In this extraordinary book, short-listed for the Boardman-Tasker Awards, Greig chronicles not only the assault on the peak but also the complex inter-relationships of nineteen very different personalities living together, yet each very much alone.