The Baruntse Adventure: In the footsteps of Hillary across East Nepal

The Baruntse Adventure: In the footsteps of Hillary across East Nepal - Footsteps on the Mountain Diaries

Revision ed.

Paperback (30 Jun 2020) | English

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Synopsis

Sherpa legend told of an enchanted valley with an invisible village, Shangri-La, that was said to be a place of great beauty.

The valley became the nemesis of legendary mountaineer Edmund Hillary, who travelled there to climb 7,129m Baruntse, but succumbed to the irresistible draw of Makalu, the great black mountain which towered over the valley. Makalu vanquished him, and he was never the same climber again.

Fifty years later, Mark Horrell embarked on a trek up the Barun Valley to follow in Hillary's footsteps - at least some of the way. He hoped to climb Baruntse, but when he arrived, he learned of a terrible accident that had shaken the climbing community and would threaten his plans.

Yet one of the virtues of climbing in the Himalayas is that just reaching a mountain can be a great adventure. Join Mark on an entertaining journey across jungle, moorland, hill and valley to the frozen heights of the Barun Plateau.

Book information

ISBN: 9781912748068
Publisher: Amhex Communications Ltd
Imprint: Mountain Footsteps Press
Pub date:
Edition: Revision ed.
Language: English
Number of pages: 174
Weight: 227g
Height: 216mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 10mm