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  • The Manaslu Adventure

    Three hapless friends try to climb a big mountain

    by Mark Horrell

    series Footsteps on the Mountain Diaries
    The mountain gods were protective of Manaslu, a two-pronged peak in the Nepal Himalaya, and one of the world’s fourteen 8,000m peaks.Many years ago, a Japanese team tried to climb it, but the gods had sent an avalanche in their wake which destroyed a monastery and set the local people against them. When they returned the next year, they were met with sticks and stones, stripped naked and sent home ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers

    On the 8,000m peak circus in Pakistan

    by Mark Horrell

    series Footsteps on the Mountain Diaries
    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.He made not one, not two, but three intrepid assaults, some of which got quite a distance beyond Base Camp, and overcame many perilous circumstances along the way. The ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Everest Politics Show

    Sorrow and strife on the world’s highest mountain

    by Mark Horrell

    series Footsteps on the Mountain Diaries
    In April 2014 Mark Horrell went on a mountaineering expedition to Nepal, hoping to climb Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, which shares a base camp and climbing route with Mount Everest.He dreamed of following in the footsteps of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, by climbing through the infamous ice maze of the Khumbu Icefall, and he yearned to sleep in the grand amphitheatre of ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Chomolungma Diaries

    Climbing Mount Everest with a commercial expedition

    by Mark Horrell

    series Footsteps on the Mountain Diaries
    In April 2012 Mark Horrell travelled to Tibet hoping to become, if not the first person to climb Mount Everest, at least the first Karl Pilkington lookalike to do so.He joined a mountaineering expedition which included an Australian sexagenarian, two Brits whose idea of hydration meant a box of red wine, and a New Zealander who enjoyed reminding his teammates of the perils of altitude sickness and ... Read more

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  • Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo

    A unique climbing and cycling adventure to the summit of Ecuador

    by Mark Horrell

    His cheeks are as tender as raw meat on a butcher’s block. And those are just the cheeks of his face. As he slumps in the saddle, watching the road disappear into the distance, he aches in parts of his body that he’s only just discovering he has…When Mark travels to Ecuador to go hiking and climbing, he discovers a land of dramatic volcanoes rising through the clouds and wide-open horizons rich in ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Baruntse Adventure

    In the footsteps of Hillary across East Nepal

    by Mark Horrell

    series Footsteps on the Mountain Diaries
    Sherpa legend told of an enchanted valley with an invisible village, Shangri-La, that was said to be a place of great beauty.The valley became the nemesis of legendary mountaineer Edmund Hillary, who travelled there to climb 7,129m Baruntse, but succumbed to the irresistible draw of Makalu, the great black mountain which towered over the valley. Makalu vanquished him, and he was never the same ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Islands in the Snow

    A journey to explore Nepal's trekking peaks

    by Mark Horrell

    series Footsteps on the Mountain Diaries
    Two days east of Lukla was a pleasant yak pasture surrounded by high peaks. When Col. Jim Roberts set out to look for it in 1953, he ended up making the first ascent of Mera Peak and sowing the seeds of Himalayan tourism.Mera Peak has become a popular goal for trekkers and novice mountaineers, but few people climb to its true summit, and fewer still travel beyond it to find the secret yak pasture ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo

    A unique climbing and cycling adventure to the summit of Ecuador

    by Mark Horrell

    Narrated by Philip Battley

    Unabridged

    10 hours 53 min

    His cheeks are as tender as raw meat on a butcher’s block. And those are just the cheeks of his face. As he slumps in the saddle, watching the road disappear into the distance, he aches in parts of his body that he’s only just discovering he has…When Mark travels to Ecuador to go hiking and climbing, he discovers a land of dramatic volcanoes rising through the clouds and wide-open horizons rich in ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest

    A hill walker's journey to the top of the world

    by Mark Horrell

    Narrated by Philip Battley

    Unabridged

    11 hours 49 min

    As he teetered on a narrow rock ledge a yak’s bellow short of the stratosphere, with a rubber mask strapped to his face, a pair of mittens the size of a sealion’s flippers, and a drop of two kilometres below him, it’s fair to say Mark Horrell wasn’t entirely happy with the situation he found himself in.He had been an ordinary hiker who had only read books about mountaineering. When he signed up ... Read more

    $19.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    Shining Mountain, The

    by Peter Boardman

    Narrated by Stewart Crank

    Unabridged

    8 hours 54 min

    "It’s a preposterous plan. Still, if you do get up it, it’ll be the hardest thing that’s been done in the Himalayas."Thus spoke Chris Bonington when Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker presented him with their plan to tackle the unscaled West Wall of Changabang—the Shining Mountain—in 1976.Bonington’s was one of the more positive responses; most felt the climb impossibly hard, especially for a two-man, ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Will to Climb

    Obsession and Commitment and the Quest to Climb Annapurna--the World's Deadliest Peak

    by Ed Viesturs and 1 more

    Narrated by Fred Sanders

    Unabridged

    10 hours 41 min

    The bestselling author of No Shortcuts to the Top and K2 chronicles his three attempts to climb the world's tenth-highest and statistically deadliest peak, Annapurna in the Himalaya, while exploring the dramatic and tragic history of others who have made -- or attempted – the ascent, and what these exploits teach us about facing life's greatest challenges.As a high school student in the flatlands ... Read more

    $20.00 USD or FREE with audiobook trial

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    The Climb

    Tragic Ambitions on Everest

    by Anatoli Boukreev and 1 more

    Narrated by Lloyd James

    Unabridged

    9 hours 35 min

    This is the gripping true account of the worst disaster in the history of Mt. Everest. On May 10, 1996, two commercial expeditions headed by experienced leaders attempted to climb the highest mountain in the world—but things went terribly wrong. Crowded conditions on the mountain, miscommunications, unexplainable delays, poor leadership, bad decisions, and a blinding storm conspired to kill. ... Read more

    $19.95 USD or FREE with audiobook trial