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Peak Fulfillment - Colorado's 54 Highest Peaks in One Fine Summer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,950. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
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 have to move fast to reach the summit of # 54 before the snow flies!
Tempting the Throne Room
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 39,350. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,930. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Categories: 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
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.
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Infantry Small-Unit Mountain Operations Army Tactics Techniques Procedures 3-21.50 - Fundamentals, Environment, Offensive, Defensive, Tactical Operations
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,540. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » History » Military
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 123,790. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » History » Military
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
Price: Free! Words: 10,950. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2013. Categories: 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 Baruntse Adventure: A Trek and a Climb in Eastern Nepal
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 12. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 28,760. Language: British English. Published: March 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
A short distance south of Everest rises a giant 7,129m whale-back of a mountain called Baruntse, accessed to the south by a vast snow plateau guarded on each side by 6,000m passes. Mark Horrell had just failed on his third attempt to climb an 8,000m peak, Cho Oyu in Tibet, and returned to Nepal for the consolation of climbing a smaller peak with his friend Mark Dickson.
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.
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.
Macizo de la Pica d'Estats
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 6,640. Language: Spanish. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
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 8,000m Peak Circus in Pakistan
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,380. Language: British English. Published: December 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
This is the tale of Mark Horrell’s not-so-nearly ascent of Gasherbrum in Pakistan, of how one man’s boredom and frustration was 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
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.
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.
The True Peruvian Route: An Ascent of Aconcagua, South America's Highest Mountain
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 13. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 15,820. Language: British English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Mark Horrell was privileged to climb Aconcagua with a wise old Peruvian 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 are willing to do all you can to defeat every obstacle the mountain throws at you.
In the Footsteps of Mallory: A Journey to the North Col of Everest
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 1. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 26,680. Language: British English. Published: December 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Mark Horrell wanted to see Everest from its Tibetan base camp, one of the most famous mountain views in the world, but he also wanted to climb a little higher up the mountain and have a sense of what it might have been like for George Mallory, the first explorer to climb it. This is the story of his expedition to over 7000m on the North Col of Everest.
A Philosopher and A Firefighter Go Up A Hill
Price: Free! Words: 57,770. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Fatherhood, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering
(5.00 from 1 review)
A father-and-son memoir about a bookworm and a firefighter, a creature of contemplation and one of locomotion, the recollections of a child's journey from infancy to just before his wedding day set against an increasingly treacherous mountain climb. The theme is timeless: What's left for a father to tell and to give his son when that son has already become his own man?