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Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers : On the 8,000m Peak Circus in Pakistan - Mark Horrell

Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers

On the 8,000m Peak Circus in Pakistan

Paperback Published: 31st May 2017
ISBN: 9780993413087
Number Of Pages: 208

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This is the tale of Mark Horrell's not-so-nearly ascent of Gasherbrum in Pakistan, of how one man's boredom and frustration was conquered by a gutsy combination of exhaustion, cowardice, and sheer mountaineering incompetence.

He made not one, not two, but three intrepid assaults, some of which got quite a distance beyond Base Camp, and overcame many perilous circumstances along the way. The mountaineer Joe Simpson famously crawled for three days with a broken leg, but did he ever have to read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown while waiting for a weather window?

But that's enough about Mark's attempt; there were some talented climbers on the mountain as well, and this story is also about them. How did they get on? Heroes, villains, oddballs and madmen - 8,000m peaks attract them all, and drama, intrigue and cock-ups aplenty were inevitable.

ISBN: 9780993413087
ISBN-10: 0993413080
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 31st May 2017
Publisher: Mountain Footsteps Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Type: Revised