Kingdoms of Experience: Everest, the Unclimbed Ridge

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In March 1985, Mal Duff led a new expedition to conquer Everest by the unclimbed north-east ridge.The last attempt by a Chris Bonington team had ended in failure and tragedy - with the deaths of two great climbers, Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman.

Everyone knew the risks as well as the excitement of the challenge. In this extraordinary book, Greig chronicles not only the assault on the peak but also the complex inter-relationships of nineteen very different personalities living together.

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With an introduction by Chris Bonington

"A classic in mountaineering literature." Geographical Magazine

In March 1985, Mal Duff led a new expedition to conquer Everest by the unclimbed north-east ridge. The last attempt by a Chris Bonington team had ended in failure and tragedy - with the deaths of two great climbers, Joe Tasker and Pete Boardman.

Everyone knew the risks as well as the excitement of the challenge. In this extraordinary book, short-listed for the Boardman-Tasker Awards, Greig chronicles not only the assault on the peak but also the complex inter-relationships of nineteen very different personalities living together, yet each very much alone.

"Allows us privileged insights into the minds of these adventurers ... Canongate have chosen well in re-issuing this important mountaineering journal." The Herald
"A wonderful, gritty expedition book." Chris Bonington

Front cover photograph: North East ridge of Everest. Courtesy: Chris Bonington Picture Library. Design by James Hutcheson

About the Author:

Andrew Greig was born and brought up in Scotland. He has published many collections of poetry, including Men on Ice (Canongate) and two novels, Electric Brae (Canongate), which was short-listed for the MacVitie's Prize and received a Scottish Arts Council Award, and The Return of John MacNab (Headline), which topped the Scottish best-seller list in 1996. He took part in a number of Himalayan expeditions and from his experiences wrote Summit Fever (Hutchinson) and Kingdoms of Experience (Hutchinson).

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