Islands in the Snow: A journey to explore Nepal's trekking peaks

Islands in the Snow: A journey to explore Nepal's trekking peaks - Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries

Paperback (30 Sep 2018) | English

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Two days east of Lukla was a pleasant yak pasture surrounded by high peaks. When Col. Jim Roberts set out to look for it in 1953, he ended up making the first ascent of Mera Peak and sowing the seeds of Himalayan tourism.

Mera Peak has become a popular goal for trekkers and novice mountaineers, but few people climb to its true summit, and fewer still travel beyond it to find the secret yak pasture that sparked Roberts' journey.

The yak pasture was the Hongu Valley, a hidden sanctuary of grassland, lakes and glaciers linking Mera Peak with the Everest region and Island Peak to the north. Fifty years after Roberts, Mark Horrell embarked on a trek through Nepal's Khumbu region to follow in his footsteps, climb the two trekking peaks at either end of the valley, and resolve a long-standing mystery about Mera Peak's height.

Join Mark on a captivating journey through this enchanting region of high mountains and remote valleys.

Book information

ISBN: 9781912748020
Publisher: Amhex Communications Ltd
Imprint: Mountain Footsteps Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 166
Weight: 218g
Height: 216mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 10mm