First published in 1956, W.E.
Bowmans spoof mountaineering memoir - about the British assault on a fictitious Himalayan peak - has over the years become a cult comic classic.
Abridged and read by Terry Wale.After three hectic months of preparation we met in LONDON on the eve of our departure.
Only Jungle was absent.
He rang up to say that he had taken the wrong bus.
But he had just caught sight of the North Star and expected to join us shortly.
The team is wild with excitement at the prospect of sighting the Atrocious Snowman.
The North Wall is proving more formidable than anticipated.
Not for the first time, the author doubts his sanity.
Will the mountain ever be climbed?