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THE BOYS OF EVEREST: CHRIS BONINGTON AND THE TRAGEDY OF CLIMBING'S GREATEST GENERATION Clint Willis 2006 Hardcover DJ Fine
By Willis, Clint
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New York, Carroll & Graf, 2006, 2nd printing. 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 Everest’s 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 Bonington’s Boys — included a dozen who became climbing’s greatest generation.

Bonington’s Boys gave birth to a new brand of climbing. They took increasingly terrible risks on now legendary expeditions to the world’s most fearsome peaks. And they paid an enormous price for their achievements. Most of Bonington’s 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 we’ll 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. 

The climbers lost and still alive include these great names:

Harsh Bahuguna

Mick Burke

Ian Clough

Nick Estcourt

John Harlin

Dougal Haston

Tom Patey

Peter Boardman

Joe Tasker

Tony Tighe

George Bettembourg

Martin Boysen

Joe Brown

Don Whillans

Hamish MacInnes

Dick Renshaw

Al Rouse

Doug Scott











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