• "The mountain and its ferocious weather are brilliantly described"

    The Times
  • "Another gripping mountaineering epic, but also much more than that, a fine, poetically written meditation on love, loss and redemption"

    Daily Mail
  • "The familiar Simpsonian territory of guilt, survival and loss against a background of elemental terror and beauty"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "Arresting"

  • "The tale is deftly woven with an air of immediacy and a visceral, intimate feel, drawing heavily on Simpson's mountaineering experiences"

    Evening Post