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Did Mallory and Irvine reach Everest's summit 30 years before Hillary and Tenzing? Until now, clues about what happened to these two Everest pioneers had been scant and misleading. Until now, no one has known whether they reached the summit. Until now, no one has known where or how they perished. This is a detective story of the first order. It is the story not just of M Did Mallory and Irvine reach Everest's summit 30 years before Hillary and Tenzing? Until now, clues about what happened to these two Everest pioneers had been scant and misleading. Until now, no one has known whether they reached the summit. Until now, no one has known where or how they perished. This is a detective story of the first order. It is the story not just of Mallory and Irvine's last climb, but of the team of climbers and researchers who, together, found the body of perhaps Britain's greatest mountaineer and uncovered the startling story he had waited so long to reveal. Written by the three key members of the team, and incorporating extensive interviews with other team members, GHOSTS OF EVEREST is the dramatic unfolding of both the 1999 and 1924 expeditions, woven together into a compelling narrative. This book is the definitive account and has become an instant classic....

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Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine Reviews

  • Duane
    2019-03-21 05:10

    The story of the 1999 expedition to Mt. Everest, not to reach the summit, but to search for evidence of what happened to George Mallory and Andrew Irvine on that fateful day in 1924. Did they reach the summit before they perished? That's one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. What happened on this new expedition is legend of it's own, making a remarkable discovery some 75 years after the tragedy. It didn't solve the mystery, but it did bring closure for thousands of people whose imagination has lingered on the mountain and the mystery.

  • Aldi
    2019-03-21 10:12

    Oh, this book was amazing. AMAZING. Brilliant in its structure paralleling the stages of progress of the 1924 expedition and the 1999 research expedition; dispassionate and fascinating in laying out the evidence and eliminating impossibilities; heartbreaking in actually delving into the characters of Mallory & Irvine and producing several convincing and well-researched reconstructive accounts of what most likely happened. It was the perfect blend of objectivity in research and emotional involvement in the men behind the mystery. It's funny, I've been obsessed with the Mallory & Irvine mystery for a while but until I read this book, I never really formed a belief as to whether or not they made it to the summit - if anything, I guess I tended to side with the modern opinion of "unlikely" and contented myself with knowing it doesn't really matter if they did, because what they achieved was incredible either way.But after reading this book - bloody hell yeah, I believe it. This wasn't research done by a bunch of excited fans who just *wanted* them to have successfully summited, nor a bunch of professional naysayers who just wanted them not to; these were geologists, historians and climbers who knew what they were doing and had no stake in pinning post-mortem medals on Mallory or what-have-you. And the process of finding and sorting the clues, especially the notes in Mallory's pocket regarding how much oxygen they probably had with them (definitely enough, in short, to get them to the summit), and the theories evolving from there are so sound and evidence-based that the picture they painted made me gnaw my nails with excitement all over again. (I actually gasped when Anker rated the free-climb of the Second Step, the one Mallory would have had to master if they were going to succeed. It may be silly but I'd never heard the Second Step put in such simple terms as the Yosemite Decimal System - people always talk about it as this incredibly hard thing that only the most experienced climbers can master, until it grows in your mind to the dimensions of a completely smooth 3-mile-high glass wall or something. To hear that an experienced climber rated it a 5.8 at sea level, probably a 5.10 at altitude, made everything click in my mind and solidified my perspective so much. A 5.8 is easy, relatively, if you've done even a bit of regular climbing. I've done loads of them. I've done 5.10s, many of them without difficulty. I've done 5.11s and clawed my way up the occasional 5.12. If someone like ME could have climbed the Second Step - leaving aside the itsy-bitsy tiiiny little insignificant complication of it being, y'know, on Mount Everest! - then fuck yeah, someone like George Mallory would have made that wall his bitch in about two seconds flat and hauled Irvine up it by his little finger.)What an account, and what incredible finds. I'm totally on board now with the successful summit bid, a descent in the dark, and a fatal fall guttingly close to the relative safety of camp (SO CLOSE, DAMMIT) seeming the most probable story, considering where Mallory's body was found, how much oxygen they likely carried, the fact that Mallory no longer had Ruth's picture that he was going to put on the summit (IT'S ON THE SUMMIT!), and most of all, what sort of men these two were - determined, beautiful, passionate explorers, who walked the edge of madness you have to take if you're going to walk the edge of mountains.Hell yes, they made it. I believe that now.THIS BOOK. MY FEELS.

  • Joy D
    2019-04-20 10:10

    Non-fiction account of the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition to seek answers to the mystery of what happened to them during their 1924 ascent of Everest. Did they make it to the top? What is the evidence that says they did or did not? And what happened to them on that last day when they disappeared? This book attempts to answer these questions as much as is possible from the evidence in existence. Three of the 1999 participants told their story to William Nothdurft, who has done an excellent job of capturing the dual journeys of both the 1924 and 1999 expeditions. The authors employed the approach favored by Sherlock Holmes to get to the crux of the mystery. The first half got a little bogged down in the logistics, but I found the last half of the book extremely engrossing. I found a hardcover edition of this book in the library, and the maps and photos add context to the narrative. Recommended to readers interested in mountain-climbing, its history, unsolved mysteries, or adventures in the extreme cold. Memorable quote:“If one should ask me what ‘use’ there was in climbing, or attempting to climb the world’s highest peak, I would be compelled to answer ‘none.’ There is no scientific end to be served; simply the gratification of the impulse of achievement, the indomitable desire to see what lies beyond that ever beats within the heart of man. With both poles conquered, the mighty peak of the Himalayas remains as the greatest conquest available to explore.”--George Mallory

  • Dagny
    2019-04-20 09:16

    The subtitle of Ghosts of Everest, The Search for Mallory & Irvine, tells the subject of the book. It is the story of the 1999 expedition that discovered Mallory's body and began to unravel a mystery that has been plaguing mountaineers since the disappearance of Mallory and Irvine in 1924. Mallory and Irvine were last seen "going strong for the summit" on June 6, 1924. Mallory's body was discovered in a remarkably well-preserved condition by the 1999 expedition on May 1, 1999. The book was written by the expedition historian with the aid of other expedition members. It is rich with photographs. I found the last half, once the search was well underway, to be absolutely riveting; more exciting than a suspense thriller because this was real life. Read this book and decide for yourself if Mallory and Irvine were the first to reach to top of Mount Everest, almost three decades before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

  • Lenny Husen
    2019-03-27 08:36

    This was AWESOME. Written in 1999, it chronicles the Expedition to Climb Everest in search of evidence of George Mallory and Sandy Levine, the two British Mountaineers who attempted to Summit Everest in 1924 and vanished "into thin air" leaving only an ice ax behind.In the same way that so much depended upon William Carlos Williams' wheelbarrow, the vitality and pathos of the artifacts and body they found is soul stirring. A watch with no hands, a fingerless glove, a book of matches, letters and to-do lists, a hob-nailed boot--this things are embued with dignity and love.This is a Mystery and a fascinating one--what exactly happened? Why has it captured the imagination of so many and in this case, led a team to risk their lives in search of clues?The book is incredibly well-written and chronicles the parallel Expeditions--1924 and 1999, going back and forth in time. The photos, both old and new, are excellent. The characters, both dead and alive, are super likeable and admirable. If you are a fan of Mount Everest and mountain climbing or stories about either, you should read this book.

  • Chet Herbert
    2019-04-18 10:25

    I find it inexplicable that the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition stopped searching for Andrew Irvine's body once they stumbled across George Mallory, a bit after half an hour on the first day of their investigation, and, instead, decided to summit Everest themselves a few days later. The reason for searching the area was because members of the 1975 Chinese expedition claimed they found a body of an Englishman. Why not continue to search for Irvine as well since they found a different body? since Irvine was closer to the Chinese camp anyway? After all, that was the stated purpose of the Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition!

  • Dean Hutson
    2019-04-04 07:19

    Quite an excellent read!It's seldom that one comes across a book that truly is hard to put down - this is one of them.The search for George Mallory and Andrew Irvine has been the grist, the focus, the obesssion for both searchers and authors since the 1924 British Everest attempt that claimed both their lives....and until 1999, Mallory's body.A well put together and methodical (in a good way) telling of the original '24 expedition and the eventual discovery of Mallory's remains in '99 takes you from some of the earliest recorded and photographed climbs - worth the photos of climbers,equipment and experimental O2 devices alone - to present day.The lingering question of whether Mallory & Irvine reached the peak nearly 3 decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay - which is quite possibly answered by Mallory's daughter Clare in the forward - might never be known.....but their climb, their adventure, their STORY, is so well worth the read!As a side note, I originally ordered this book off e-bay but when it arrived it came with 11 other copies...all hardback, all new, for the single copy price I paid! These were then gifted to a climbing friend who then passed them on to the public libraries of Palmer Lake and Monument, Colorado....so hopefully even more were able to read this amazing story.I very much recommend this book and very much believe that you too will enjoy the exploration of this grand mystery as much as I did!

  • Kim
    2019-04-18 12:13

    I've had this book on my shelf for a while and idly picked it up on New Year's Day--and finished reading it within 24 hours. It's a very brisk, engaging account of the 1999 Everest expedition that located the long-lost body of pioneering mountaineer George Mallory, who disappeared along with Sandy Irvine during a 1924 summit attempt. If they succeeded (and some say they very well may have, although no one knows for sure), they would have been the first men to top the world's highest mountain, three decades before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay famously did the same. In addition to chronicling the startling discovery of Mallory's frozen body, this book lays out some strong evidence regarding what probably happened to Mallory and his fellow climber Irvine, who is yet to be found. The attendant photos of the mountain, the 1924 and 1999 expedition crews, discovered artifacts, and of course Mallory's body are really fascinating. Rather than gruesome, the three photos showing Mallory's alabaster corpse are simply sad and affecting. He was found face-down, his hands gripping the rocks in a state of self-arrest, fighting for life until the end.

  • Anna
    2019-04-07 11:21

    What a completely wonderful book! The quote on the back of my copy says "brilliantly constructed" and that is certainly true, the seamless blending of the 1924 expedition and the 1999 one is outstanding. Both stories were utterly compelling and beautifully described. The detail was intense and the comparisons between the expeditions served to bring both vividly to life. I was so moved at so many points but most particularly at the discovery of Mallory's body, I could barely take it in, even with the photo there in the book. And the description of Mallory and Irvine's fall was almost too much to read, although that was perhaps the one point where the writer(s) let the intensity of their feelings about what happened carry them away from a generally more circumspect style of telling. I didn't mind though, it was nice to be given that closure. This was a really wonderful, illuminating book.

  • Pancha
    2019-04-11 06:35

    An account of the 1999 expedition to find Mallory and Irvine. Conrad Anker's account, The Lost Explorer, is a lot more personal, but this one has some good info and lots of color picture. Be warned, it contains pictures of Mallory's remains, which could be disturbing. I recommend not reading the last chapter before bed, as it also contains a very vivid description about how Mallory and Irvine likely died. Dark Summit by Nick Heil is another good book on Everest, about the disastrous 1996 season.

  • Lukrezia Cosimo
    2019-04-19 05:16

    Not a classic, but an interesting read. The experience was rather spoilt by me pouring most of a bottle of mineral water over the book.

  • Susan
    2019-03-23 09:24

    Amazing story and the photos are unbelievable.

  • Beth Skubis
    2019-04-18 08:23

    This is a beautifully done, coffee-table-style account of the late '90s expedition to find the remains of George Mallory and his young climbing partner, Sandy Irvine, who disappeared during their Mount Everest summit attempt in 1924. This book is distinguishable not on the basis of its writing, which is fine but pedestrian, but on the content--in terms of written revelations and photographs. I would strongly recommend reading a book of the caliber of "Into the Silence", which gorgeously probes the various motivations and shared histories of Mallory and his Great War compatriots who first attempted to climb Everest, before reading this. "Ghosts of Everest", however, is an essential coda to the story, one you will find nowhere else and that will leave you satisfied.

  • Sally Edsall
    2019-03-27 09:34

    I have read lots of books about Everest and I am reluctant to say it is the "best" book on the subject because I think there are many good books.But this one is special. The quality of production is excellent - beautifully illustrated with photos integrated throughout the text. And a simply fascinating story, well told.

  • Helen
    2019-03-29 07:35

    The photos and the story is amazing, although I feel like much of the detail about putting the expedition together could have been left out, especially bits about how awful the BBC were to work with. Just jump right into the expedition itself please.

  • Melissa Kiefer
    2019-04-20 05:29

    This book sparked an utter fascination with Mt. Everest in me. It is written beautifully and makes quite a case for Mallory being the first to summit.

  • Natalie
    2019-03-21 11:27

    This book was fascinating. I must confess that I've always been attracted to books with real-life mysteries. Preferrably ones that don't deal with murders. This was a detailed and captivating account. I loved the fact that it was able to answer some questions about George Mallory. Naturally not all questions were answered and probably never will be, but it brings closure to so many lives.I want to say that I didn't know who George Mallory was before reading the book. However, I became so caught up in the mystery surrounding his disappearance that it caught hold of me emotionally. I've never climbed a mountain, so I didn't really pick up this book because I'm a thrill-junkie. I have done a little indoor rock climbing and love it., but what really caught me on to climbing books was a young adult series by Gordon Korman. If you found the book about Mallory as intriguing as I did, I would highly recommend a fictional trilogy about some pre-teen and teen youngsters who win a contest to climb Mount Everest. In the series there is conflict between the contestants, sabotage, jealousy, triumph and a lot of descriptions of the youngsters as they train for Everest and then the actual climb.However, I digress back to this book. The book talks about how the 1999 search for Mallory got rolling, and inbetween describing the 1999 search, there is detailed accounts of the 1924 expedition partnered with actual quotes from individuals involved--past and present.I couldn't begin to even go into this book without being all over the place. It's one of those books that one has to pick up and stick with to get the full impact. Are there parts that are dry, being that this is a non-fiction book? Of course. But for myself, the desire to hear about finding Mallory's body pushed me on. I took a few weeks to really get started with this book, but once I did I sat and read the whole way through. Of course I knew from the title that the 1999 expedition found Mallory, so that surprise was taken away from the reader. However, when you read about how they discovered his body and the subsequent findings and then theories that came up regarding his and his climbing partner's death...it's simply moving. The photos that come along with the book are also great. Such a lackluster word, but I'm running out of subtle and non-lame adjectives.For myself, this book was one of those that even though I know at the end no one will be magically found alive, etc, I felt good when I read the final pages. The descendants of the families of the two men who disappeared more than seven decades ago can finally have closure, and to know that they're loved ones were not forgotten. As you can see, that's how moving I found this book, hence the great rating. My closing thought is that more people aren't aware of George Mallory and the mystery surrounding him.

  • Shelly♥
    2019-03-26 09:17

    In 1999 the Irvine/Mallory expedistion (including a camera crew from the BBC) headed to Mt. Everest to retrace the step of Andrew Irvine and George Mallory on their summit expedition from June 8, 1924. Mallory and Irvine were reportedly spotted from camp at 12:50 PM that day, not far from the summit. That was the last time anyone would see them. They disappeared into legend. But the question remains, did they make the summit?The team takes the reader down the road from the conception of the idea to search for them. The summit attempt went from the less traversed North side of Everest (Chinese) and in the subsequent years, far fewer climbers have taken this route. Although some of the previous Chinese expeditions had mentioned seeing "English" bodies and artifacts here. Irvine's climbing ice hammer had been discovered. Nothing conclusive have been put together and neither Irvine or Mallory's body had been definitively identified. This team hoped to search near a location where these "English" bodies had been reportedly sighted (in the 1960s) and then summit to determine if they in fact could have made it from this side with the climbing technology at the time and what could have possibly happened from there.In the first day Mallory's body is discovered. The team later makes a summit successfully and then returns down. They also find an oxygen canister from the 1924 expedition. Artifacts from Mallory's body along with information garnished from their climb - and details and notes from the expedition help the team put together their conclusions.Fascinating read. This book had lots of pictures in it - including some of Mallory's body. It really is a great story. I'm curious to see what the BBC did with it, and might even get a hold of the DVD.Recommend this book for those who love stories of adventure in the great outdoors and history. This book is not overly detailed so it will appeal to anyone who loves those topics.

  • Eric_W
    2019-04-07 05:37

    Really good companion to Dark Summit The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season and High Crimes CD The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed. In 1924, two climbers, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, left on their third attempt to climb Everest. They were never seen again. A couple of blacks specks had been seen through a scope making their way toward the summit, but no confirmation was ever received or discovered that it had been reached. This book describes the expedition that discovered Mallory's body in 1999.This is actually one book that I recommend physically reading. According to Amazon reviews, it contains beautiful pictures of the research expedition and artifacts found on the body. That said, the audio version is spell-binding. The body was found at 26,570 feet. He had taken a camera with him, but the camera was never found. If some day it is located, there is a chance that any pictures he might have taken could be recovered and that might provide more conclusive evidence that he summited. Of course, as one climber is quoted as saying, getting to the top is often just the easy part. And the climb means nothing if you don;t make it back down.

  • Maribel
    2019-04-10 08:26

    This nonfiction adventure book can be considered not only 2 mountain climbing adventures set three quater of a century apart, but a detective story.For one side we have the story of the expedition of 1924 by two british climbers, Mallory & Irvine that attempted to climb Mount Everest.The interesting part of this expedition was that they all disappeared, but the last time they were seen they were very near the summit and they had very good weather. So for years in the world of exploration and montaineering remained the doubt if Mount Everest had been summit in 1924, almost 30 years before than Hillary and Tenzing did it in 1953.But in 1999 an expedition was mounted with the purpose of answering the question of whether Mallory & Irvine did the summit. They did the same climbing route and they got great findings...So both stories go parallel in each chapter. It is perfect the contrast in the use of black and white illustrations for the expedition of 1924, with the color ones for the expedition of 1999.Jochen Hemmleb states in the book: "Climbers are an odd combination of opposite characteristics: individualists who have to rely on one another. The bonds of friendship and trust you develop are profound."

  • Sara
    2019-03-21 07:29

    I can't believe they found him! They found George Leigh Mallory! Just lying there! Unbelievable!What a great expedition - to undertake all the expense and risk of a trip to Everest - to investigate a great Everest unsolved mystery, rather than to focus exclusively on making the summit. I began this book listening to it on audio, but that was a huge mistake. This book doesn't belong on audio at all, it's like reading "Where the Wild Things Are" on audio. I got the print copy a few discs in and spent hours looking at the great photos of the artifacts discovered, Mallory's resting place and journal entries. It's a very visual book, you've just got to see it. The approach is very scholarly, the authors lay out their research and theories very carefully and carefully evaluate and eliminate the unknowns and impossibilities. They can't say for sure if Mallory and Irvine summited Everest, but they fill in many of the pieces that have been missing from their famed attempt. An exciting read for an Everest fan - but seriously - get the print edition. You won't be sorry.

  • Richard
    2019-04-08 12:31

    I loved this book for a number of reasons. That I like mountaineering albeit vicariously as I do suffer more and more from vertigo, I have always been fascinated by Mallory and Irvine and my granny used to live with the sister of one of the members of their Everest expeditions.The book tells of how (in 1999 I think) this team of modern day explorers and mountaineers and the Sherpas of course set out to find the bodies of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine last seen only a few hundred metres from Everest's summit and then vanishing into low cloud. Were they the first people to make the summit almost thirty years before Tensing and Hillary?I really liked the guys on the expedition...actually I really liked the guys on the old and the modern expeditions. The contrast between men in tweed jackets and hobnailed boots and the well fitted out modern day was stark.Without spoiling the story they do find a body, preserved by the cold for 70 years. Will they find a camera that will prove if Mallory and Irvine made it or not?If you love climbing, adventure and travel and even mystery this is a great and poignant read.

  • Catherine
    2019-04-17 10:15

    I read this book as a companion to Jeffrey Archer's "Paths of Glory." One of the tasks in the book challenge I'm doing this spring is to read a fiction and a non-fiction book on the same subject. There are quite a few non-fiction books about George Mallory and the Everest expeditions in the 1920's. But, this was the only one my library had. It got off to a slow start with a lot of detail about the back-and-forth between various sponsors and interested parties in mounting the 1999 expedition, but then again that was an interesting parallel to the debates of the 1920's. Once they got onto the mountain, though, the story gets fascinating, as the team tries to re-locate clues that have been spotted by climbers of the years and to answer the burning question - did Mallory and Irvine summit Everest before they disappeared, or did they die in the attempt?

  • ACS Librarian
    2019-04-01 07:21

    There 19s a lot of logistics in this adventure. And a lot of reasons to dislike the BBC. And a lot of glowing descriptions of Mount Everest majesty. All that may be necessary, but none of it gets to the core: what happened to George Mallory and Andrew Irvine on Everest in 1924? How did they die, and did they make it to the summit? The authors put together an expedition in the late 1990s to find out. They 19ve made some amazing discoveries, enough to make it worth sifting through all the background noise. The maps and photos are great too. I feel I have a better understanding of Everest from this book than any other of the several I have read. This is a solid read for anyone who likes a good mystery, and a great read for fans of mountain climbing. But be prepared for a long haul to get to the best parts.

  • Jerry Smith
    2019-03-26 07:16

    Story of the successful attempt to find the bodies of Mallory and Irvine who died attempting to summit Everest in 1924. The mystery of what happened to them is compelling, and the finding of Mallory in 1999 shed some light on what happened although the mystery of whether they made it remains intact.Takes a little time to get going with the story of the difficulties in getting the expedition together but it is gripping when they make the discovery and well told in it's summary of what seemed to have happened.Makes a good point that whether they summited or not, their heroic attempt given the conditions is what really matters. I tend to agree that even if evidence of their success is forthcoming the record books shouldn't be changed - you haeve to return alivve for it to be considered a success

  • Corrina
    2019-03-21 06:18

    This book is fascinating. I LOVED how it parallels the two expeditions- the 1924 English Expedition and the 1994 search! I also loved how each member of the team (except the BBC, evidently) truly contributes to the search - from going to verify viewpoints to going to verify a free climb up the second step. The pictures were stunning, the maps and landmarks very educational! The book is a wonderfully fascinating tale, woven very skillfully by Bill Nothdurft from the expedition records and journals of the three named authors, and if you read it, DO seek out Holzel's updates on the internet afterward, and for more fun reading, check out the appendix Holzel adds (also online) about the directions should either Mallory's or Irvine's camera be found! That's going to be an amazing legal battle!!

  • Int'l librarian
    2019-04-19 09:27

    There’s a lot of logistics in this adventure. And a lot of reasons to dislike the BBC. And a lot of glowing descriptions of Mount Everest majesty. All that may be necessary, but none of it gets to the core: what happened to George Mallory and Andrew Irvine on Everest in 1924? How did they die, and did they make it to the summit? The authors put together an expedition in the late 1990s to find out. They’ve made some amazing discoveries, enough to make it worth sifting through all the background noise. The maps and photos are great too. I feel I have a better understanding of Everest from this book than any other of the several I have read. This is a solid read for anyone who likes a good mystery, and a great read for fans of mountain climbing. But be prepared for a long haul to get to the good parts.

  • Michael Brady
    2019-04-19 06:26

    I happen to think climbing 8000 meter peaks is a foolhardy undertaking. I offer as proof this story which started with the death of two climbers attempting to be the first reach the summit of Mt Everest in 1924. Mallory and Irvine were last seen "climbing with alacrity" toward the peak...and were never seen or heard from again. Their fate was unknown, until a 1999 expedition was mounted to solve the mystery, find the climbers' bodies, and determine if they reached the summit. The 1999 expedition was partially successful, but you'll have to read the book to learn precisely in what way. Ghosts of Everest is not only a captivating account of two mountain climbing adventures set 75 years apart, it is also a detective story.

  • Alex
    2019-04-20 07:27

    An account of the expedition which went up Everest looking for bodies and evidence of Mallory and Irvine - which they found early on.It's a well written book and strikes a good balance between historical aspects and the narrative of the climbing expedition itself. Also interesting is the way it considers the build-up to the expedition in much greater detail than normal books.I like the way on some occasions that there's the connections between the original 1924 expedition log of a particular aspect of the venture which is then contrasted with the 1999 research expedition - oh how things have changed!Lent this book by Matt Hyych. It's a very readable version of the events and is a good read.

  • Remus
    2019-03-25 11:32

    Loved this. Highly recommended to anyone interested in mountains and mountain disasters.