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The Ascent of Rum Doodle - W. E. Bowman

The Ascent of Rum Doodle - W. E. Bowman

Bowman, W.E

Our Alex says:

"The perfect cure for Covid19 induced gloom (or indeed any other gloom), The Ascent of Rum Doodle is a brilliant parody of stiff upper-lip British exploration - particularly the works of the explorer H.W. Tilman. First published in 1956, the book has long been a cult classic for mountaineers despite being out of print for many years, but it has recently quite rightly begun to gain a wider readership - the whole book is completely brilliant, and I have to avoid reading certain parts of it in public because they make me laugh too much. A perfect read for fans of travel or exploration writing."

The publisher says:

Synopsis: WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BILL BRYSON An outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak, The Ascent of Rum Doodle has been a cult favourite since its publication in 1956. Led by the reliably under-insightful Binder, a team of seven British men including Dr Prone (constantly ill); Jungle the route finder (constantly lost), Constant the diplomat (constantly arguing) and 3,000 Yogistani porters, set out to conquer the highest peak in the Himalayas.

Price: 8.99