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Florence WilliamsThe best part of the book comes near the end, when Roberts searches out the family members of his fallen partners in order to understand better the loss side of the mountaineering calculus. ''Brooding upon that long-ago event, I was seized with the impulse to rediscover Gabe, to wade into the ripples that must still be spreading outward from his demise.'' These visits are moving and insightful, and as brave as scaling the most treacherous couloir.
— The New York Times