Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and Strife on the World's Highest Mountain” as Want to Read:
The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and Strife on the World's Highest Mountain
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and Strife on the World's Highest Mountain

by
3.97  ·  Rating details ·  75 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
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 th
...more
ebook
Published November 28th 2016 by Mark Horrell
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Everest Politics Show, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Everest Politics Show

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Roz Morris
Honest, non-sensational eyewitness account of the Everest avalanche of 2014. Mark Horrell was at Base Camp to climb the sister peak Lhotse, and was there to see the avalanche itself and the political and human fallout afterwards. I've been researching this event for my own novel, subscribing to Mark's blog, so when I saw he'd published his diaries from that time I couldn't wait to read them. This is a short book, well put together, and the highly emotional events of the disaster and aftermath ar ...more
Steve L. Vodhanel
Nothing more than I expected of the recent genre's of mountain climbing books, but the interest in the political hassles behind the scene do tell an interesting story that I have never heard before. While not great literature, nor a great mountain climbing book, it was a fun and easy to read story of one person's experience in the area of Mt. Everest.
Karl Elliott
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book from Mark Horrell.
This guy is rapidly becoming my favorite mountaineering author.

Very interesting to read about events like this from someone there who has no agenda to push.
As usual though he also fills the book with wonderful descriptions of the people and the area they are in.
andrew mclay
Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Climbing in nepal

Another good read and insight into climbing and tracking in Nepal. As a retired mountaineering instructor I don't think I could have been as patient as Mark
Ann Egeland
rated it really liked it
Apr 03, 2017
rosemary baird
rated it liked it
Mar 28, 2017
Alastair Cook
rated it liked it
Jan 22, 2017
Nancy Rubenstein
rated it really liked it
Jun 28, 2017
Mark
rated it really liked it
Jan 05, 2017
Helena P. Selawry TTEE
rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2017
Carolina Piccinini
rated it really liked it
Jul 31, 2018
Warren P Gill
rated it it was amazing
Jan 22, 2017
Hamish
rated it really liked it
Aug 19, 2017
Anne
rated it really liked it
Jun 10, 2017
Vedran Dakic
rated it it was amazing
Feb 25, 2017
Matt
rated it really liked it
Aug 26, 2017
Paul Barton
rated it liked it
Apr 16, 2017
Sarah Jane Sponzo
rated it it was amazing
May 09, 2017
Miss A M Dyer
rated it it was amazing
Dec 22, 2016
Michele Cariveau
rated it it was amazing
Aug 14, 2018
Jennifer Hughes
rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2018
Reubrn Rhees
rated it really liked it
Sep 22, 2018
Jojo
rated it really liked it
Jan 27, 2017
Carol
rated it liked it
Aug 22, 2017
nora nelson
rated it liked it
May 28, 2018
Helen
rated it really liked it
Jan 25, 2017
Sarah Fender
rated it liked it
Aug 23, 2017
Scotty
rated it it was amazing
Feb 27, 2017
Samuel
rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2017
David
rated it really liked it
Apr 07, 2018
« previous 1 3 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
19 followers
For five years I have been writing what has been described as one of the most credible Everest opinion blogs out there. I write about trekking and mountaineering from the often silent perspective of the commercial client.

For over a decade I have been exploring the world's greater mountain ranges and keeping a diary of my travels. As a writer I strive to do for mountain history what Bill Bryson did
...more