I care about mountaineering about the same amount as raising pigs, so this book was not the first one to pick up. A bunch of people bounced up the second highest peak in the Himalaya didn’t seem much for a story
But to the credit of the author I really enjoyed this one and finished it quickly. A group from different expeditions and countries is climbing one of the most challenging peaks in the world. A place where many people have died before. It succesfully details the climbers, their mentality, the risks they take and the lifes they live. Strong reaccount of a climb, the accidents and what happens to the human body on such high peaks.
Even The Republic sometimes takes time to read. In South-America reading in English involves reading books simply because they are lingering around the hostel or second-hand bookstore, not because The Republic actually wants to read them..