Books by Mark Horrell


Written in the fast-paced, self-deprecating style of the great comic travel writers, Mark’s full-length travel books will have you laughing out loud.

32. Rinchen Zoe La, Bhutan 4 October 2009 5326m (17474 ft)


A quirky and irreverent look at the world of adventure travel for those who love mountains and don’t take their climbing too seriously

"All experience is an arch wherethrough gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades for ever and for ever when I move"


Mountains, valleys, lakes and passes… There are places in the world so breathtaking that even a writer can take great photos.

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Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest

My journey from hill walker to Everest climber: a must-read for aspirants and armchair fans

Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo: A unique climbing and cycling adventure to the summit of Ecuador

Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo

My quest to reach the furthest point from the earth’s centre starting from sea level: a hilarious caper about a wannabe cyclist and mountaineer

Sherpa Hospitality as a Cure for Frostbite: A personal perspective on the tigers of Himalayan mountaineering

Sherpa Hospitality as a Cure for Frostbite

The heroic story of how Sherpas stood up and took control of their destiny

The Chomolungma Diaries: Climbing Mount Everest with a commercial expedition

The Chomolungma Diaries

The diary of my 2012 ascent of Everest from the north side tells the story of what a commercial Everest expedition is really like

The Everest Politics Show: Sorrow and strife on the world's highest mountain

The Everest Politics Show

The diary of my 2014 Lhotse expedition provides an eye-witness account of one of Everest’s most controversial episodes

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

Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers

The diary of my 2009 expedition to the Gasherbrums in Pakistan is an eye-opening portrayal of the scramble to climb an 8,000m peak

The Manaslu Adventure: Three hapless friends try to climb a big mountain

The Manaslu Adventure

The diary of my 2011 expedition to Manaslu is an amusing tale of three hapless friends and their crusade to climb an 8,000m peak

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

Islands in the Snow

The diary of my 2009 journey to the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal, when our team made new discoveries about Mera and Island Peak

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

The Baruntse Adventure

The diary of my 2010 expedition to Baruntse in Nepal, when history repeated itself with terrible consequences