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

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

by Mark Horrell

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Overview

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, stripped naked and sent home with red cheeks.

Mark Horrell and his two friends Mark and Ian shared a dream to climb an 8,000m peak, but it seemed the gods were against them too. They had made no fewer than eight attempts without success (though they had managed to return with their clothes on).

With towering ice walls, monsoon rainstorms, arm-twisting crevasses and – most dangerous of all – welcoming teahouses ready to entrap them, would it be different this time?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912748006
Publisher: Amhex Communications Ltd
Publication date: 06/01/2018
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Since 2010 Mark Horrell has written 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 over a decade 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 as quick reads from the major online bookstores. His first full-length book, Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest, about his ten-year journey from hill walker to Everest climber, was published in November 2015.

His favourite mountaineering book is The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E. Bowman.

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