The boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the tragedy of climbing's greatest generation

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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.
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subject_facet Bonington, Chris, Mountaineering -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal), Mountaineering -- History, Mountaineering accidents, Mountaineering accidents -- Everest, Mount (China and Nepal), Mountaineers -- Great Britain -- Biography
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title The boys of Everest : Chris Bonington and the tragedy of climbing's greatest generation
title_display The boys of Everest : Chris Bonington and the tragedy of climbing's greatest generation
title_full The boys of Everest : Chris Bonington and the tragedy of climbing's greatest generation / Clint Willis, The boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the tragedy of climbing's greatest generation [electronic resource] / Clint Willis
title_short The boys of Everest :
title_sort boys of everest chris bonington and the tragedy of climbing's greatest generation
title_sub Chris Bonington and the tragedy of climbing's greatest generation
topic Bonington, Chris, Mountaineering Everest, Mount (China and Nepal), Mountaineering History, Mountaineering accidents, Mountaineering accidents Everest, Mount (China and Nepal), Mountaineers Great Britain Biography
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