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  • The Boys of Everest

  • By: Clint Willis
  • Narrated by: James Adams
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

This gripping story of courage, achievement, and heartbreaking loss tells of Bonington's Boys, a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent. Chris Bonington's inner circle included a dozen of the most renowned climbers, who took increasingly terrible risks on now legendary expeditions to the world's most fearsome peaks, and paid an enormous price. Most of them died in the mountains, leaving behind the hardest question of all: was it worth it?

  • out of 5 stars
  • great book, shame about the reading

  • By Anonymous User on 24-12-07

Gripping story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-03-15

Excellent! You really get a taste of how the climbers felt and the life and death decisions they had to make