Books tagged: 8000m peaks

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Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8000m Peak Circus in Pakistan's Karakoram Mountains
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 8. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 53,660. 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 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
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.
The Wrath of the Turquoise Goddess: Battling Blizzards on Cho Oyu, the World's Sixth Highest Mountain
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 11. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 30,560. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
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.