In 1999, Raymond Benson penned his 3rd original novel, High Time To Kill. The event within the story take 007 to the top of Kangchenjunga mountain in a race to the top to recover the highly classified, "Skin 17".
In 2008 I was able to do 2 months of extensive mountain climbing. I climbed rock face for over 5 weeks and spent 2 weeks on a glacier. I wasn't chasing the "Skin 17" but it did remind me of the pages of this book.