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The Baruntse Adventure: In the footsteps of Hillary across East Nepal

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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
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ebook, Revised, 174 pages
Published 2020 by Mark Horrell (first published November 26th 2011)
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Elaine Thompson
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Baruntse Adventure.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book with its light humour. After reading another book by the same author I was well inside this book the photos are good. An easy read and not heavy. Its great for a change. I can't wait to read another book by this author
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The two Marks embark on a very wet trek where trying to find a way to get their clothes dry for the next day is the biggest challenge. The trek takes them to the Makalu base camp despite issues with striking porters, ready to climb the snowy peak of Baruntse. The weather however is not helping them or their fellow teams with snow, high winds and dangerous conditions.

The story that dominates the book is the tragic death of Chewang Nima, who had climbed to the top of Everest 19 times, and was kill
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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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