Rated of 5
While the book was superbly reported, it was obvious that the subject wasn't the author's passion. Unlike Eiger Dreams, Into Thin Air and Into the Wild, where it was obvious Krakauer posessed a strong bond with his subjects, he seemed detached from those in this book. While engaging and historically appealing, it didn't agree with Krakauer's ability to depict the outdoor adventure world, where he has no rivals. A book to read, not a book to savor.