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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.
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.
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.
After Everest: The Experiences of a Mountaineer and Medical Missionary
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 100,060. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013 by Alan Jones. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The memoir of the remarkable T. Howard Somervell, best known for his role in the British expeditions to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s, including the legendary second attempt during which George Mallory and Sandy Irvine vanished on their way to the peak. Somervell also recounts his early climbing days in Europe, the horrors of the front during WWI, and his medical work among the poor of India.
Thai Gold
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 167,880. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
The most sacred relic of Buddhism - the bejeweled head of Buddha - is stolen. Adventurer Lee Rivers is called in to restore it. After learning it’s been stolen by an opium warlord, he nabs it with help from Tysee, the warlord’s beautiful daughter. The chase is on across Asia, but they find themselves dogged by mysterious forces and even more mysterious Guardian Angels….
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.
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.
The Summit Prince of Braga: A Journey in Nepal's Annapurnas
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries, Book 5. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 17,910. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Just north of Nepal's bustling Annapurna Circuit is a narrow gorge guarded by sheer cliffs hundreds of feet high which leads to a hidden valley high on the Tibetan plateau, a region remote enough for Khampa guerillas to use it as a hideout. This is the story of Mark Horrell's journey there, and will appeal to any lover of mountain literature, and of trekking and climbing in the Nepal Himalayas.