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The Manaslu Adventure: Three hapless friends try to climb a big mountain

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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, str
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ebook, 177 pages
Published April 2018 by Mountain Footsteps Press (first published March 15th 2012)
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Elaine Thompson
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Assent if Manaslu

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A slow but easy read and the further i got into the book the more I could not put it down. Although a true story i like the way it's writtem, in diary form, which makes it different. A must for them who likes Mark horrel
Dan Pompili
An easy and enjoyable read

I enjoyed Mark Horrell's story telling style. I would have liked a bit more historic background and detail about Manaslu. But Mark has certainly earned my respect as a blogger and mountaineer. I'll glad?y continue to follow his writings.
Abra Smith
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick read. Interesting, good humor and good characterization.
chucklesthescot
Mark ponders one of those meaning of life questions-is it worth falling into the water and getting wet to sort out the cheeky kid swimming right beside you? I think my answer is 'yes, do it!' but then I hate kids so that is a no brainer...Having all the kids screaming the offensive term of 'monkey' at all the white men would really have tested every bit of restraint in my body.

Mark has other issues on his mind though, including the dreaded trouser chafe and the issue of what he is going to eat a
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Lesley
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed reading this account of a summit attempt on Manaslu. It brought back great memories of my own trek around the mountain just days after the conclusion of Mark's expedition
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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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