Climbers-even veterans of many peaks-make mistakes. Carol Stone White has put together a fascinating collection of tales of mountain missteps by those whose judgment failed them (but who lived to tell the tale). If you’re an armchair mountaineer, prepare to shiver in your warm and comfortable chair as you share the experience of blinding storms, freezing cold, and punishing winds. If you’re a climber, read this book carefully-it could save your life.