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The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and strife on the world's highest mountain (Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries)

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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
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Kindle Edition, 174 pages
Published November 24th 2016 by Mountain Footsteps Press
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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
Nigel Pinkus
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Unbelievable, sad and economically unsustainable! It was a blog account of what happened at Everest base camp in 2014. Since Mark Horrell was actually there, it was written from his own perspective and was well and truly worth a read. He even openly admitted to 'turning off his phone' and not had 'read a single word written by Western media'. While his account was bought for a bargain (a $1) it doesn't diminish the events that unfolded at that time. Like I said, I thought it was a fiasco ~ it wa ...more
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Steve L. Vodhanel
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
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
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.
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Jan 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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
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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 wha
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