Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers

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

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 13mm | 267.62g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 20 black and white photographs
  • 0993413080
  • 9780993413087
  • 678,665

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