The Boys of Everest
Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
Feb 01, 2017
7.27 x 6.93 x 1.21 in
25 B&W photos
The Mountaineers Books
A well-regarded history of a famed era in mountaineering, newly brought back into print - The exploits of mountaineering's most colorful band of adventurers - Author is a climber and an award-winning writer The Boys of Everest by Clint Willis tells the gripping story of "Bonington's Boys": a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everest's first ascent. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement, and heartbreaking loss. Chris Bonington's inner circle included a dozen of mountaineering's most legendary figures-Don Whillans, John Harlin, Dougal Haston, Doug Scott, Peter Boardman, Joe Tasker, and others-who together gave birth to a new brand of climbing. They took increasingly challenging risks on now-legendary expeditions to the world's most fearsome peaks-and they paid an enormous price. Most of them died in the mountains, leaving behind the hardest question of all: was it worth it?