I got this book yesterday and could not put it down. Such a exciting read with loads of historical facts. He also gives essential guidance for all students looking to make a career out of Egyptology. How difficult it is to get a job but serendipity can come into your life and make all your dreams come true. I have heard him lecture and some of the stories were known to me but many, many were completely new. The mountaineering aspect was completely new. I totally recommend this for everyone who has an interest in Egypt, Egyptology or archaeology.