You don’t have to win the Boardman Tasker Prize to be a no.1 Amazon bestseller

You don’t have to win the Boardman Tasker Prize to be a no.1 Amazon bestseller

A book by a writer with no publishing company to back him up, who doesn’t give any promotional talks, and whose books have never been reviewed by a single outdoor magazine, was a no.1 bestseller last week. I have you to thank.

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Book review: Sacred Summits by Pete Boardman

Book review: Sacred Summits by Pete Boardman

Pete Boardman was only 31 years old when he went missing with his climbing partner Joe Tasker on the Northeast Ridge of Everest in 1982, but already he was a climbing legend who had packed an enormous amount into his short life. He climbed Everest by a new route on the Southwest Face in 1975 at the age of only 24, and the world’s third highest mountain Kangchenjunga also by a new route in 1979.

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Why most books about Everest are irrelevant (but not all of them)

Why most books about Everest are irrelevant (but not all of them)

If you type the word Everest into the books category on Amazon.com, here’s what you get: 4 teen novels about a group of backstabbing teenagers competing to become the youngest person to climb Everest 1 worst-case scenario teen adventure book

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Book review: Savage Arena by Joe Tasker

Book review: Savage Arena by Joe Tasker

“Every step was dogged by a presentiment of catastrophe, as if, out of the mists above, a white wave of death would engulf us.” Is it time for a mountaineer to begin questioning his sanity when he reads a book

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