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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
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.
Peak Fulfillment - Colorado's 54 Highest Peaks in One Fine Summer
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
From wildflower-studded valleys to treacherous talus, husband and wife team Phil and Suzanne Brink keep climbing to reach the top of every fourteen-thousand feet tall peak in Colorado. With 54 "Fourteeners" scattered around the state, they must move fast if they're going to reach the summit of # 54 before the snow flies and the money runs out!
Tempting the Throne Room
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 39,350. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
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2013 was the deadliest season ever seen in the Karakoram. When John Quillen found his climbing partner lying face down with a shattered leg in the snow high on the flanks of Broad Peak, the drama had just begun. See what transpired through first hand accounts of the deaths of three team members on this ill fated expedition to the Throne Room of the Mountain Gods.
Climbing Mt. Fuji: Tips, Q&A, and Climber Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mt. Fuji, Japan’s highest peak, is one of the most beautiful and most visited mountains in the world. The author, who has climbed all of the 29 highest mountains in Japan, has focused on providing all the essential information necessary for future climbers intent on scaling the mountain. If you’re planning to climb Japan’s highest peak, this book will likely prove to be a valuable resource.
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.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Infantry Small-Unit Mountain Operations Army Tactics Techniques Procedures 3-21.50 - Fundamentals, Environment, Offensive, Defensive, Tactical Operations
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,540. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Combat in mountainous areas presents units with complicated and ever-shifting hazards, difficulties, opportunities, and risks. Mountain combat calls for extreme physical fitness, mental toughness, endurance, and the utmost in tactical and technical proficiency on the part of all individuals.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Basic Military Mountaineer Course - Equipment, Knot Tying, Rope, Cold Weather Clothing, Injuries, Terrain, Evacuation, Weapons, Animals, Bivouac Operations
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,790. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Written by the Army Mountain Warfare School (AMWS), this workbook provides crucial information about mountain warfare training. The untrained mountain Soldier has two foes - the enemy and the mountain. But he can make a friend and ally of the mountain by learning to know it.
The Mountains of Central Montenegro
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,950. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
This guide-book for mountaineers is a result of 25 years of climbing experience. It includes descriptions of 40 routes to the peaks and mountains of central Montenegro, a beautiful small country in south-eastern Europe. 75 photographs and 30 maps (road map included). All the tours can be done as one-day trips, with minimal equipment required. PDF recommended.
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.
Islands in the Snow: Climbing Nepal's trekking peaks
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,320. Language: British English. Published: March 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Two friends set out on a trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal which involved climbing two trekking peaks - Mera Peak and Island Peak - and crossing the difficult Amphu Labtse pass. One of them had climbed Mera in 2004, and the other had climbed Island in 2005, but neither of them had done both or crossed the Amphu Labtse. This is the diary of their journey.
Macizo de la Pica d'Estats
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: Spanish. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Guía explicativa de las diferentes posibles ascensiones a los picos del macizo de la Pica d'Estats que superan los 3000 metros junto con las referencias de los refugios de la zona y todos los datos GPS.
Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8000 metre peak circus in Pakistan's Karakoram mountains
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,210. Language: British English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
This is the tale of Mark Horrell's not-so-nearly ascent of Gasherbrum in Pakistan; of how one man's boredom and frustration is conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence. But that's enough about his attempt; there were some talented climbers on the mountain as well, and this story is also about them.
The Ascent of Manaslu: Climbing the world's eighth highest mountain
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Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 14. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,150. Language: British English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
Mark Horrell sets out to climb Manaslu with regular climbing partners Mark and Ian in Autumn 2011. A more luckless trio of wannabe mountaineers would be hard to find. Between them they had made no fewer than eight attempts to climb an 8000 metre peak without success. Would it be any different this time? This is the story of their expedition.
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.
Climbing Colorado's Fourteeners
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
This is a collection of stories documenting ascents of 14,000 foot Mountains in Colorado during the 1960s and 1970s.