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THE BOYS OF EVEREST: CHRIS BONINGTON AND THE TRAGEDY OF CLIMBING'S GREATEST GENERATION Clint Willis 2006 Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By Willis, Clint
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New York, 2006. 535 pp, photos. Hardcover with dust jacket, Fine.

This book tells the story of a band of climbers who reinvented mountaineering during the three decades after Everests first ascent. It is a story of tremendous courage, astonishing achievement and heart-breaking loss. Their leader was the boyish, fanatically driven Chris Bonington. His inner circle which came to be know as Boningtons Boys included a dozen who became climbings greatest generation.

Boningtons Boys gave birth to a new brand of climbing. They took increasingly terrible risks on now legendary expeditions to the worlds most fearsome peaks. And they paid an enormous price for their achievements. Most of Boningtons Boys died in the mountains, leaving behind the hardest question of all: Was it worth it?

The Boys of Everest, based on interviews with surviving climbers and other individuals, as well as five decades of journals, expedition accounts, and letters, provides the closest thing to an answer that well ever have. It offers riveting descriptions of what Bonington's Boys found in the mountains, as well as an understanding of what they lost there. 


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