Paths of Glory is a novel by English author Jeffrey Archer based on the story of George Mallory. It was published by St. Martin's Press on 3 March 2009. It claims that George Mallory, an Englishman, was the first to conquer Mount Everest — before Sir Edmund Hillary.
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The novel caused a controversy in New Zealand, with major newspaper The Dominion Post calling it an insult to Sir Edmund Hillary.
The novel contains several significant factual errors, one of the most obvious being that the Grands Mulets mountain hut could be observed from Courmayeur.
- ^ "Jeffrey Archer's insult to Sir Ed".