I loved this book. There are some parts where it drags a bit and the order of things seems a bit confusing at times. However, I learned so much about the geopolitical history of India and Tibet. It's been a number of years since I've read this, but I still think back to the men who charted this area of the Himalayas and the men who attempted to climb Everest mostly with awe, and for some with disdain. It is a fascinating history.