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The Boys of Everest
Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing's Greatest Generation
By (author): Clint Willis
9781680510874 Paperback, Trade English BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers Feb 01, 2017
$35.95 CAD
Active 7.27 x 6.93 x 1.21 in 560 pages 25 B&W photos The Mountaineers Books 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?

Clint Willis has published more than forty books, including award-winning anthologies on topics such as adventure, politics, religion, and war. His writing has also appeared in hundreds of publications, including Men's Journal, Money, Outside, and The New York Times. He lives with his family in Portland, Maine. Learn more at

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