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FREE DOWNLOAD å The Ascent of Rum Doodle SUMMARY µ CHEM-MOSKOW.RU ↠ W.E. Bowman W.E. Bowman ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD Lman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi expedition The book's central and unforgettable character Binder is one of the finest creations in comic literatur Absolutely hilarious giggled like a schoolgirl all the way through I m off to meditate on the responsibilities of leadership

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FREE DOWNLOAD å The Ascent of Rum Doodle SUMMARY µ CHEM-MOSKOW.RU ↠ W.E. Bowman W.E. Bowman ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD First published in 1956 The Ascent of Rum Doodle uickly became established as a mountaineering classic As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40 For reasons associated with but not limited to having no friends I arrived one night alone and at very short notice in Kathmandu The prehistoric taxi from the airport was assembled from many previously fossilised taxis and after only a few hundred exhilarating yards violently disassembled on unsurprisingly crashing into what I assumed was the target motorcycle The ensuing melee moved almost seamlessly into my trek on foot carrying a rucksack passably similar to an American backpack containing poorly assembled and tragically selected inappropriate items through rival protest marches of bandana swathed Communists and Maoists who seemed unwilling to accept my entreaties based on a firm belief that Maoists were Communists and vice versa I eventually made the deserted safety of narrow threatening streets swathed in the comforting deathly blackness of a randomly scheduled power blackout and was lured at the point of a dehydration induced delirium tremens to the twinkling candlelit balcony of a bar the world famous Rum Doodle Bar height 40000 and 12ft Over a bottle of Ghurkha Beer emblazoned with the famous Tenzing Norgay Everest photo I was inspired on reading from the blurb scrawled on the strangely moving wall that the bar was named after a famous 1950 s mountaineering ascent documented in an eually famous book Ghurkhas came thick and fast as elephants in a Dumbo nightmare and I lapsed into something like the vomit inducing exhaustion of altitude sickness and forgot Rum Doodle as the illusion of a terrible Himalayan agueI came across this book recently now rediscovered by Bill Bryson who forwards this edition wandering friendless in a charity shop sheltering from the rain The elation of seeing the name again provoked a gagging flashback of emotion so vivid that the smell and taste of Ghurkha Beer filled my senses seeming to hang in the back of my throat as a portent of some imminent effusion of memory that would come straight from the pit of my stomach As I d previously been thrown out of this charity shop for a similar incident I hurriedly snatched the bookAn antidote to Into Thin Air syndrome I can see why Bryson loves it His semi anglophile mentality reflects but is not the same as this humour Nor is it Monty Python although perhaps Michael Palin s Ripping Yarns is close Actually given the era it was written in it is Goon Show Spike Milligan Sellers et al Very funny spoof of expedition mountaineering that evidently became cult in those adventuring communities meaning that several landmarks are now named after itIf you need a break from serious books give this a go Very funny and you don t need to be a mountaineer although I personally have seen Touching The Void and understand enough to know that when you are tired hung over or just plain can t be bothered always mumble something about altitude sickness Deserves its renaissance Will be appreciated by anyone who realises that the best achievements in life are those that are futile and achieved to great acclaim under the banner of teamwork whilst at the expense of the efforts of other unsung peopleGreat little book PS Disclaimer Ghurkha Beer is very niceish Memoirs of Madame de La Tour du Pin just plain can t be bothered always mumble something about altitude sickness Deserves its renaissance Will be appreciated by anyone who realises that the best achievements in life are those that are futile and achieved to great acclaim under the banner of teamwork whilst at the expense of the efforts of other unsung peopleGreat little book PS Disclaimer Ghurkha Beer is very niceish

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FREE DOWNLOAD å The Ascent of Rum Doodle SUMMARY µ CHEM-MOSKOW.RU ↠ W.E. Bowman W.E. Bowman ↠ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD 000 and a half foot peak many thought it inspired by the 1953 conuest of Everest But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures of Bill Ti I have to be really honest about this book I couldn t enjoy it To be honest Bowman s style of writing it is really tiring and I was often drifting with my focus on the book Although I have to say that s probably my problem and not Bowman s As a matter of fact his writing is surprisingly good and very well polished What I did not like about the book it s the fact that almost every part of it seems like a sitcom everything is happening and nothing seems to happen The characters are dull and very much two dimensional even the main character Maybe my rating it s very personal however I must say that I don t think The Ascent of Rum Doodle a bad or bad written book Only it didn t work for me

  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Ascent of Rum Doodle
  • W.E. Bowman
  • English
  • 13 March 2019
  • 9780712668088