This book lets you see into the elite world of extreme mountaineering and the challenges faced by its top people. Not just the challenges of reaching the peaks time after time but seeing and hearing their loved friends chewed up or killed, as well as considering their spouses and children. There is a new perspective on the Everest disaster which is worth hearing if you have read books about it. The only negative
was that the narrators tone and phrasing took a little while to get used to but stick with it as you adjust after the first chapters.
The story of daves injured friend is memorable as was his ride over the ridge in wiltshire
You need to get into the flow of the book and past the first foundation chapters but the stories resonate and have stayed with me since listening.