Very disappointing. I suggested it for book club in an effort to expand our non-fiction reading. It didn’t live up to all the hype. I thought it was poorly written. Amazingly enough, I never really got a sense of the place from this book!
Some in my book club really enjoyed it; opinions were quite divided. An interesting discussion resulted, which included the topic of why you’d want to risk your life to climb a peak that you couldn’t really experience once you’d reached the top, because the elements and atmosphere demand that you begin the decent some minutes after reaching the top.