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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 The Ascent of Rum Doodle is a parody on mountaineers and as with all parodies there are people who love them and others who really don t see anything in them I m a bit in the middle of these two The

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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 previous

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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


10 thoughts on “The Ascent of Rum Doodle

  1. says:

    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 th

  2. says:

    This book is a gem It’s a spoof on every mountaineering expedition book or documentary you’ve ever read or watched There are so many uotable absurdities that I wouldn’t know where to start and the illustrations are just as much fun as the book It’s always funny sometimes even laugh out loud funny which isn’t som

  3. says:

    The second funniest work of fiction I have ever read It's a good example of British surrealism The British never really regarded sur

  4. says:

    The Ascent of Rum Doodle is a parody on mountaineers and as with all parodies there are people who love them and others who really don't see anything in them I'm a bit in the middle of these two The writing was over the top and there were lots of funny paragraphs I just didn't laugh as much as I had hoped My exp

  5. says:

    This book is a well known parody on mountaineering stories written about a fictional mountain named Rum Doodle altitude 40000 and a half feet

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    Absolutely hilarious giggled like a schoolgirl all the way through I'm off to meditate on the responsibilities of leadership

  8. says:

    The Ascent of Rum Doodle is a jaunty parody of inept mountaineers who couldn’t organise a raffle at a village fete let alone master the 40000 and a half ft climb to the peak of ‘Rum Doodle’These ‘professionals’ have the most ironic

  9. says:

    An overlooked classic Read it in a single sitting Extremely silly in a good way and often funny enough to bring tears

  10. says:

    As someone who has paged through the expedition diaries of than one Victorian explorer I found a lot to like about The Ascent of Rum Doodle a satire of those very types of people and their writing But even if you h

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