Really good true life adventure book. Puts you into the expedition as the group attempts to climb the mountain. The description of some of the obstacles is really good, as well as the weather conditions before and during the climb. Also shows what people will risk (7 died) to accomplish a goal they set for themselves, and also the wisdom of some to say "NO" when they know it is the best thing to do even though per pressure is against them. If you are an outdoors person this would be a excellent book to read.