A walk through the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine

A walk through the Carpathian Mountains of Ukraine

In these difficult times it feels uncaring to post about frivolous things like mountain climbing. While considering this, I realised that I didn’t know much about the mountains of Ukraine. I decided to find out all I could, and remembered something on my bookshelf.

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7 great books with Sherpa mountaineers at their heart

7 great books with Sherpa mountaineers at their heart

With Nirmal Purja’s book and film riding high, the profile of Nepali mountaineers is at an all-time high. But where do you go if you want to find out more? Here are seven insightful and entertaining books that have Sherpas at their heart.

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My new book is out! Sherpa Hospitality as a Cure for Frostbite

My new book is out! Sherpa Hospitality as a Cure for Frostbite

It’s ages since I last published a book, and I’m very excited about my latest one. Sherpa Hospitality as a cure for frostbite takes us from the early years of Himalayan mountaineering to the present day when Sherpas have become superstar climbers in their own right.

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The story of Sherpa mountaineers from early expeditions to the present day

The story of Sherpa mountaineers from early expeditions to the present day

I’m super excited to make two big announcements in today’s post – a rare public appearance and a new book that explores the journey of Sherpas from the porters of early expeditions to the superstar climbers of the present day.

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