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In April 2012 Mark Horrell travelled to Tibet hoping to become, if not the first person to climb Mount Everest, at least the first Karl Pilkington lookalike to do so.

He joined a mountaineering expedition which included an Australian sexagenarian, two Brits whose idea of hydration meant a box of red wine, and a New Zealander who enjoyed reminding his teammates of the perils of altitude sickness and the number of ways they might die on summit day.

The media often write about Mount Everest deaths and how easy the world’s highest mountain has become to climb, but how accurately does this reflect reality?

The Chomolungma Diaries is a true story of ordinary people climbing Mount Everest with a commercial expedition, and preparing for the biggest day of their lives.

Imagine your life clipped into a narrow line of cord five miles above the earth, on the world’s most terrifying ridge walk. This book will bring you just a little bit closer to that experience.

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The Chomolungma Diaries: What a commercial Everest expedition is really like
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Blogger's diary from Everest
September 24th, 2015
Interesting to see a client's perspective on a guided trip to Everest which portrayed his endeavours without eliciting sympathy.
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To the Heights
September 13th, 2014
Good read. Gives a fair portrayal of life and death during the struggle to survive against nature and themselves.
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April 20th, 2013
A good book to read about a climb of Everest. The writer writes an honoust diary
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