Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m peak circus in Pakistan

May 31, 2017|
Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m peak circus in Pakistan by Mark Horrell
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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.

Title:Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000m peak circus in Pakistan
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:208 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.48 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.48 in
Published:May 31, 2017
Publisher:Amhex Communications Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780993413087

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