Oh man. First I hemmed and hawed over whether or not I even wanted to read this book (which was free), and then I took forever reading it, and then I took my sweet time writing about it. This was a slow book.
I've always been attracted to stories about climbing Mt. Everest, but my hesitation with this book was that it seemed to be more a memoir of this man's life than anything. There were certainly stories about mountain climbing in it, and a tale of Everest as the climax, but there were also stories of his education and love life as well. I liked hearing about this posh Oxford boy becoming an experienced mountaineer, but for thrilling climbs, I'd be better off rereading Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air.