The Ascent of Rum Doodle

The Ascent of Rum Doodle

Book - 2010
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"Led by the reliably underinsightful 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. Though a parody, it has become one of the most famous and celebrated books of mountaineering literature"
Publisher: London : Vintage Books, 2010
Edition: New edition
ISBN: 9780099530381
Characteristics: xiv, 171 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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Aug 09, 2016

"The Ascent of Rum Doodle" by W.E. Bowman is one of the funniest books I've ever read. It's described as a comic classic and it truly is. The subject is the ascent of the highest mountain on earth. And it is silly and fun all the way up and all the way down.

BobReads Oct 25, 2013

A fun read for some light humour.

Sythia_C Aug 16, 2011

A hilarious account of a fictitious mountain climbing expedition. A classic and must read for anyone interested in climbing culture.


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