• "Required reading"

    The Alpine Journal
  • "This is witty, literate, erudite and committed writing, and I'll be surprised if this anniversary year sees a better mountaineering book."

    Geographical Magazine
  • "destined to become a classic in the genre of mountaineering literature"

    Bernadette McDonald, Himalayan Journal
  • "A fascinating portrait of a friendship that pushed the boundaries of knowledge and endeavour"

    Sunday Times
  • "The author’s great strength is his knowledge of climbing, which gives him an insight into the psychology and practice of mountain exploration"


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