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5.0 out of 5 stars Mark does it again!
So this is the second of the 'Footsteps On The Mountain' series that I have read and I can only recommend them to everyone. You do not need to read them in the order that the author did write and experience them as they are fantastic pieces of literature about the title topic. This book explains Marks attempts in the Gasherbrum range. With great detail on how important...
Published 22 months ago by deansawyer

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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing.
Although informative, the writer's style jars and his ego seems to get in the way. useful if you've not read much about the region before.
Published 13 months ago by Barbara Bond


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5.0 out of 5 stars Mark does it again!, 19 Jun 2012
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This review is from: Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8000 metre peak circus in Pakistan's Karakoram mountains (Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries) (Kindle Edition)
So this is the second of the 'Footsteps On The Mountain' series that I have read and I can only recommend them to everyone. You do not need to read them in the order that the author did write and experience them as they are fantastic pieces of literature about the title topic. This book explains Marks attempts in the Gasherbrum range. With great detail on how important weather plays a part in the success of a climb. As the weather was poor for him Mark turned his focus on to other climbers and their stories. I could not recommend this enough. I will be reading all of the stories as the are great fun. Very desciptive, its easy to set the scene as there are plenty of great photos included. Buy it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourites, 10 Aug 2013
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Sharon (Wells, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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I have read many of Mark's 'Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries' and this is one of my favourites. I like his simple, straightforward writing style, and find the observations on his co-climbers/trekkers, support teams and surroundings clear and interesting. He doesn't write long, detailed descriptions full of metaphor and simile. His narration isn't introspective and 'deep'. It's just the day to day 'this is what I saw, and this is how I felt'. Which is what I would expect from a diary, and that's why I like what he writes. I particularly like this diary as I would dearly love to go to the Karakoram and it gives me hope (and an idea of what it might be like!) I shall certainly be reading the rest of Mark's diaries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for aspiring high altitude mountaineers, 15 Jun 2013
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Another cracking book from Mark at a great price.

Anyone who aspires to climb big mountains needs to check out Mark's books.
He captures exactly what it is like to be out on trek for an extended period, be that on a successful attempt or when the weather isn't playing nicely.
Like his other books, this one is full of humour and covers the characters involved extremely successfully.

Great book - loved it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very interesting, 11 May 2013
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Old melv (North Staffordshire uk) - See all my reviews
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An eye opening account of life and mountaineering at high altitude .
Great description of landscape and places. His interaction with others on the mountain and his own fallibility are told in a humorous and witty way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars thieves liers and mountaineers, 30 Mar 2013
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Wonderful descriptions of the mountain and its power. Snow and ice never sounded so good and the people came out sounding like my neighbours. Thank you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars None
a cracking yarn
, 22 Mar 2013
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dry wit and sharp observation made this an excellent read. lovely descriptions of the mountains. looking forward to the next one
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend,, 22 Mar 2013
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Another fantastic read from the " Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries"

Mark is an excellent writer of the magnificent and beautiful mountain's he climbs, His attitude to climbing is extraordinary,
Always the professional, but he tells his story with humility and pride at his achievement's, And their have been many,
Always great photo's and always well researched, and I love hearing about life in Base Camp,
Just another brilliant book, Can highly recommend,
Shelagh,
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4.0 out of 5 stars real good read, 10 Mar 2013
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good book, good account of the trials of high altitude mountaineering. Would recommend it to anyone with an interest in 8000 metre peaks, this one focused on the gasherbrums in pakistan
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing., 3 Mar 2013
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Although informative, the writer's style jars and his ego seems to get in the way. useful if you've not read much about the region before.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not Mallory but interesting, 14 Feb 2013
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A. Hollingsworth (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This book is different from the accounts of great climbs written by famous mountaineers. It is still an amazing experience but he is part of a group and the challenges that arise from that. He is brave and committed but would probably be the first to admit he is not a Bonnington or a Veisturs. I enjoyed reading it because of the change of viewpoint, particularly the tensions between different expeditions.
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