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To the Top of Central America: Bagging Volcanoes in Guatemala
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 18. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 18,270. Language: British English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Guatemala has a chain of thirty volcanoes, four of which are active. It's not the sort of place most people think of spending their Christmas holidays, but that's exactly what Mark Horrell did. Accompanied by a disparate group of people, he sets out to climb seven volcanoes in eleven days, including Volcan Tajumulco, the highest mountain in Central America.
Virgin Conquests: First Ascents in Ladakh
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 4. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 18,780. Language: British English. Published: March 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
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, to spend two weeks trekking in a remote valley near the Pakistan border. His objective is to explore the region and find an unclimbed Himalayan peak to climb. This is the diary of his journey.
Yakking with the Thunder Dragon: Walking Bhutan's Epic Snowman Trek
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 9. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 28,620. Language: British English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
More people have climbed Everest than completed the Snowman Trek. Mark Horrell sets out to walk the famous long-distance trail in the magical Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, where economic welfare is measured not in Gross Domestic Product, but a commodity known as Gross National Happiness. Along the way he encounters feisty yaks and dramatic mountain landscapes. This is his travel diary.
Tales of H
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 143,020. Language: British English. Published: November 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
A humorous travelogue of the Americas as seen through the eyes of "H", a British Contract Engineer who spent forty five years meandering around the world, catching the idiosyncrasies and weird differences of the varied peoples he encounters along the way. H is an optimist and was a survivor, out on the edge of life where few went
A Semester in Lviv
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,770. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A desire to explore her roots and ponder questions of cultural identity led the author on an exciting journey in 2001 to a newly-liberated Ukraine. As a student at a local university, she was able to integrate into day-to-day life and gain insights into the Ukrainian way of life. Her travel diary documents many of her interesting and unique experiences. Originally published in Ukrainian.
Snowshoes and Shipton: Climbing Muztag Ata in the Chinese Pamirs
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 3. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 26,810. Language: British English. Published: March 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
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.
Cocuy Sniffing in Colombia: Walking One of South America's Classic Treks
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 15. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 16,820. Language: British English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
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.
The Ascent of Manaslu: Climbing the world's eighth highest mountain
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 14. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 37,780. Language: British English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
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.
Islands in the Snow: Climbing Nepal's trekking peaks
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 7. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 29,880. Language: British English. Published: March 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
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.
Tigers and Tamangs: How Not to Do a Nepalese Adventure Travel Reconnaissance
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 2. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 23,380. Language: British English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
Mark Horrell sets off on an adventure travel reconnaissance with his friends who own a Nepalese trekking agency. On a desperate crusade to see a tiger in Bardia National Park they experience a bizarre set of escapades involving the Nepalese Army, a tame rhino and a surreal rafting trip. After visiting the birthplace of Buddha they are then terrorised by leeches on a monsoon trek.

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