Mike Thexton's story has been featured on Radio 4, Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Scotland, the BBC World Service and talkSPORT Radio.
He was Libby Purves' guest on Midweek, talked about fear of flying with Jon Ronson, and told his story to Peter Curran on Saturday Live.
Ian Collins of talkSPORT Radio said: "compelling, riveting, heartrending - the story is incredible."
"What ensued is nothing short of thrilling – and Thexton makes it all the more interesting to read by putting a darkly humourous slant on the whole affair."
From the Pickled Politics blog >>
"Mike was so eager to get home after months of trekking, that he upgraded himself to business class on Pan Am flight 73 from Karachi."
From the EPS Review >>
"I have had many times to try and explain how mountaineers can accept the possibility of their own death and the death of their companions in the process of their 'sport', yet still hold life to be precious and meaningful."
Cathy O'Dowd >>
"Those who have seen the new film United 93, which tells the story of how hostages bravely took over their plane on September 11, 2001 to prevent it from being crashed into the Capitol or the White House, have glimpsed what it must be like to know you are about to die."
"Thexton is one of the few people who has been in that position and survived to tell his story."
Read more from this article in The Daily Telegraph >>
"In September 1986, Mike Thexton was returning to Britain from Pakistan after spending two months in the mountains, saying goodbye to his brother, Pete, who had died descending one of its summits. Thexton boarded Pan Am flight 073 in Karachi at the same time as four Abu Nidal terrorists."
Read more from this article in The Observer >>
"My brother, Peter, died near K2 in the Himalayas in 1983. Three years later, I flew to Pakistan, where I went on a mountaineering expedition in his memory. I was supposed to return from Karachi to the UK on Pam Am flight 73, but the plane never took off."
Read more from this article in The Independent >>