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Denali Nights: A Commercial Expedition to Climb Mt McKinley's West Buttress
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 19. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,130. Language: British English. Published: August 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
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There had been an unprecedented spell of good weather on Denali, a peak notorious for its severe conditions and cold temperatures that trapped climbers in storms for days on end. Would the weather hold for Mark Horrell's team or would they find themselves fighting to survive in the teeth of a storm? This is his account of a commercial expedition to climb the West Buttress.
Elbrus By Any Means: An unconventional ascent of Europe's highest mountain
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 17. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,150. Language: British English. Published: August 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mark Horrell boards a cable car at the village of Azau, a ski resort in the Baksan Valley on the southern side of Elbrus, the first of many forms of transport he takes across both summits as he traverses the mountain to its wilder northern side. This is the humorous account of an unusual ascent of Europe's highest mountain, and will appeal to anyone with a total disregard for cheating.
Cocuy Sniffing in Colombia: Walking one of South America's classic treks
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 15. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,370. Language: British English. Published: March 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mark Horrell sets out to trek and climb in the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, an area which was previously a stronghold of drug funded guerrillas who would have regarded a climber, especially a foreign one, as easy ransom money. What he finds is a green and pleasant land of mountains, lakes and glaciers which belie Colombia's reputation as a den of terrorism. This is the diary of his journey.
Virgin Conquests: First Ascents in Ladakh
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,290. Language: British English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mark Horrell sets out with a new group of companions from Leh in northern India, near the banks of the Indus and surrounded by mountains, across the Khardung La, to spend two weeks trekking in a remote valley near the Pakistani border. His objective is to explore the region and find an unclimbed Himalayan peak to climb. This is the diary of his journey.
The Tomb of Chewang Nima: An expedition to climb Baruntse in Eastern Nepal
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 12. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,600. Language: British English. Published: March 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
One of the pros of climbing in Nepal is that it's possible to have great experiences just trekking to the foot of a mountain, before even starting to climb it. But it had been an unlucky year in the Himalayas for many climbers, and Mark Horrell arrived to climb Baruntse just days after it had claimed the life of one of the greatest of all Sherpas. This is the diary of his expedition.
Snowshoes and Shipton: Climbing Muztag Ata in the Chinese Pamirs
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,300. Language: British English. Published: March 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
The great mountain explorer Eric Shipton failed to reach the summit of Muztag Ata, vomited from exhaustion on the way down and arrived back with frostbite. Undeterred by Shipton's failure, Mark Horrell thought he'd have a go at the mountain himself. Despite its gentle appearance, it reaches an impressive height of 7546m, higher than he'd ever climbed before. This is the diary of his adventure.
Volcanic Activity: Climbing Mexico's volcanoes
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,250. Language: British English. Published: December 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Many people don't know that it's possible to go mountaineering in Mexico, on a chain of volcanoes dotting the central plateau for 100km from Mexico City to Orizaba. The mountains are few and far between, with a great sense of space at the summit, and views to the far horizon. This is the story of Mark Horrell's journey in Mexico's Cordillera Neovolcanica.
In the Footsteps of Whymper: Climbing Ecuador's volcanoes
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 10. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,460. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
This is the story of Mark Horrell's journey in the highlands of Ecuador following in the footsteps of the Victorian mountaineer Edward Whymper, who is best-known for making the very first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1879 he made first ascents of nearly all of Ecuador's highest mountains, and Mark was determined to find out more by climbing some of them himself.
The True Peruvian Route: An ascent of Aconcagua, South America's highest mountain
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 13. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,920. Language: British English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mark Horrell was privileged to climb Aconcagua with a man who had climbed the mountain more times than any other, and who had discovered one of its main routes. It soon became clear that you don't get a record like that unless you really care about getting to the top every time you set foot on the mountain. This is the story of their climb.
A Furious Exaltation
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Price: Free! Words: 8,100. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
If you bite off more than you can chew, chew hard! This is a true story of a trip that put me in way over my head and out of my comfort zone; the experience of a day in the high peaks of the New Zealand Alps that has changed the way I think about life.