A fair roundup of all the assaults that have been made on Mount Everest since 1922 makes a sharply outlined profile of this Unique aspect of mountaineering. Incidents over the thirty-two years between the first English expedition and the recent successful one bring a rehashing of often told events, but the accounts are creditable for a certain tightness of style that is directly informative and which usefully collects the different personalities of Everest between two covers. 'Notable are the deaths of Mallory and Irving; the technicalities of approach from the north and south; flights over Everest; ""The Abominable Snowman""; the invaluable contributions of the Sherpas. Similar in content to Leonard Wibberley's The Epics of Everest. So take your choice.