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Mark Horrell

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For many years Mark Horrell has been writing what has been described as one of the most credible Everest opinion blogs out there. He writes about trekking and mountaineering from the often silent perspective of the commercial client.

For nearly 20 years he has been exploring the world’s greater mountain ranges and keeping a diary of his travels. As a writer he strives to do for mountain history what Bill Bryson did for long-distance hiking.

Several of his expedition diaries are available from the major online bookstores. He has published two full-length books: Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest (2015), about his ten-year journey from hill walker to Everest climber, and Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo (2019), about an expedition to cycle and cl
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In a post last September I mentioned how frustrating it was that the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature is essentially an award for climbing literature only. This makes its winners’ list a little uninspiring if your reading tastes are broader than that. I pointed out that only one winner in the last 20 years wasn’t about climbing

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“It wasn’t the most elegant climbing technique, and for anyone watching from below it probably looked like I was trying to mount an elephant seal,”
Mark Horrell, Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest: A hill walker's journey to the top of the world

“Entertainment was provided in the form of comical spelling mistakes like cheese noddles, string roll, chocolate cak and, my favourite, chicken bugger. Some even had hot showers, which involved standing naked under a bucket of lukewarm water in an outhouse across the yard, singing loudly because the door had no lock.”
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