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Volcanic Activity: Climbing Mexico's Volcanoes
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 6. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 13,710. Language: British English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
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
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 10. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 17,670. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
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 many of Ecuador's highest mountains, and Mark was determined to find out more by climbing some of them himself.
Elbrus By Any Means: An Unconventional Ascent of Europe's Highest Mountain
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 17. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 15,630. Language: British English. Published: August 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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
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.
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.

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