The Wrath of the Turquoise Goddess: Battling Blizzards on Cho Oyu, the World's Sixth Highest Mountain

In the Autumn of 2010, Mark Horrell set off to Tibet with a dozen other hopeful mountaineers to climb 8201m Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, whose name translates as the Turquoise Goddess in Tibetan.

It was an extraordinary season as the mountain was battered by blizzards for weeks and many climbers were caught in avalanches. This is his diary of the expedition. More

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Words: 30,180
Language: British English
ISBN: 9781301802159
About Mark Horrell

For five years I have been writing what has been described as one of the most credible Everest opinion blogs out there. I write about trekking and mountaineering from the often silent perspective of the commercial client.

For over a decade I have been exploring the world’s greater mountain ranges and keeping a diary of my travels. My climbing style has been described unfairly as a cross between Bear Grylls and Bertie Wooster. As a writer I strive to do for mountain history what Bill Bryson did for long-distance hiking.

Several of my expedition diaries are available as quick reads from the major online bookstores. My first full-length book, Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest, about my ten-year journey from hill walker to Everest climber, will be published in December 2015 and is available now to pre-order.

My favourite mountaineering book is The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E. Bowman.

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