This was the seventh book I've read on the 1996 Everest tragedy, and - hands down - the worst, by far. It is really poorly written. REALLY. POORLY. WRITTEN. The bland prose may be the translator's fault, but the accumulation of sentences that never lead to a conclusion is all Lene. The book, also, is all Lene, all the time. It's all about her. And since by the end of the book, I didn't like her very well, reading this qualified as worse than just a waste of time and tree pulp. Save yourself the annoyance - give Lene a miss.
I liked this book. It is about the author who was on the expedition in 1996, when they were climbing Everest, that several people were lost on the mountain. I had read several books about this same incident, each written from the authors perspective, and this is also from Lene Gammelgaard's perspective. A good book, and well worth the read.
Good book slow at first, it's a quick read