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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.
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.
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.
Plummeting, Piste & Playing Possum (and other stories)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,720. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mashups, Fiction » Adventure » General
A collection of short stories all set in the outdoors, that range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Where You Hang Your Hat
Price: Free! Words: 5,410. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
In honor of his dead mother, Philip Beauston goes on a journey in his hometown of Harbor Springs, MI and learns a bit about himself and loss.
The Rescue
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,380. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by Twisted Root Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Amanda Ripper escaped a controlling husband who convinced her that she was weak and an invalid. To convince herself that it wasn't true, she fills her life with friends and hiking and refuses to become involved with anyone again. Then she falls and breaks her leg, reigniting the specter of her old life. Can a handsome man from search and rescue to give Amanda a chance at life again?
Walking with the Last Prince: Following Owain on the Glyndwr's Way
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,350. Language: British English. Published: February 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
April 2011 and the United Kingdom was in royal wedding fever. But for Andrew Bowden the idea of getting out of London and heading off on a good long walk was a much more appealing idea. So he headed off to the peace and tranquillity of mid Wales to walk the Glyndŵr's Way; a trail dedicated to one Owain Glyndŵr. Who? Oh, only the last Welshman to hold the title Prince of Wales.
Walking the Canary Islands
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 57,320. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The adventures of a grumpy middle aged expat... In the spring of 2012 Alan Gandy walked the length of the 'Siete Islas', the seven islands that make up the Canary Islands archipelago, a distance of just over 400km. This book is the story of his journey, his thoughts, observations and experiences along the way.
Sole to Soul
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 32,710. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hiking
An entertaining variety of short stories of a life-long hiker and lover of the mountains. Funny or sad or interesting.
Backcountry Devotions
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional
Backcountry Devotions keeps you connected to your faith during your time on the trail or in the backcountry. Fifteen devotions, four guided Bible Study discussions, a list of Bible verses applicable to the outdoors, and six hymns give you several days or nights of inspiration at a peaceful lake or around your campfire.