May Week Ball at Cambridge had begun light-heartedly enough, with dancing and lobster and Chateau Yquem.
But before the night was out, Peter Savage had made a decision that would profoundly alter the course of his life.
He needed a summit to strive towards, a goal that lay where no man had ever been and where no one knew the dangers.
Most of all, Peter Savage yearned for the fierce ecstasy of triumph over insuperable odds.
And on the treacherous slopes of the distant Himalayas, far from home, he would find the challenge he was searching for...
Far, Far the Mountain Peak is a thrilling adventure of courage and endurance from a master story-teller.
“A splendid storyteller, and a master at describing battles and campaigns” – Daily Telegraph
John Masters (1914-83) was born in Calcutta. Educated at Wellington and Sandhurst, he returned to India in 1934 to join the Gurkha Rifles. In 1944 he commanded a brigade of Chindits in Burma. Retiring from the army in 1948, Masters then went to America, where he wrote several short stories and a series of novels set in British India. His novels include ‘Man of War’, ‘Thunder at Sunset’, and ‘An Indian Affair’.