'The Boardman Tasker Omnibus'
by Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker

Until they disappeared on the northeast ridge of Everest in 1982, Boardman and Tasker were the greatest partnership in both high-altitude mountaineering and the literature of Himalayan climbing. This fat best-of collection offers cliffhangers, ice-cliff whiteouts, and tragic death falls, all brilliantly written by the men who went there, went back, and, finally, perished.