I have read 16 of Jeffery Archer's many books and for the most part, he tells a good story with a writing style that keeps the story moving. My only criticism of his books is that since he is British, he has a penchant for using certain words for items or definitions that only a Brit might understand. Fortunately, this does not detract from the story.
I read this book with considerable interest since I have a scant knowledge of mountain climbing and was filled with admiration for the climbing teams who faced tremendous hardships and danger with one goal in mind; get to the summit of Everest. I would recommend this book to all of the people who still have a spark of adventure in their heart and wish to live vicariously through the brave men (and women) brought back to life in this writing.
One more thing to consider; George Mallory did not return after his monumental achievement to his beloved wife and children. In the last few minutes of his life, I wonderful how he felt about his decision and the sacrifice. It begs the question, what price glory?