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Kingdoms of Experience

by Andrew Greig

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I picked up this book because I'd recently read and enjoyed 'Summit Fever' by the same author; 'Kingdoms of Experience' didn't disappoint.

Andrew Greig writes extremely good prose, and his narration interspersed with excerpts from the climbers personal diaries give the reader a believable sense of the characters of the expedition members, and their motivations and worries during the trip. The description of the harsh conditions on the slopes of Everest and the strain the expedition members subject their bodies to, inspire a healthy respect for the mountain.

Andrew Greig's books are the first 'armchair climbing' books I've read. Having enjoyed them, I'll be on the lookout for others - definitely recommended. ( )
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