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A short walk in the Hindu Kush : a preposterous adventure

Author: Eric Newby
Publisher: North Salem, NY : Adventure Library, 1999, ©1958.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Adventure Library edView all editions and formats
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Feeling restless in the world of London's high-fashion industry, Eric Newby asked a friend to accompany him on a mountain-climbing expedition in the wild and remote Hindu Kush, in north-eastern Afghanistan. And so they went, although they did stop first for four days of climbing lessons in Wales, becoming the first Englishmen to visit this spectacular region for more than half a century. Newby's frank and funny  Read more...
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Named Person: Eric Newby; Eric Newby
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Newby
ISBN: 1885283172 9781885283177
OCLC Number: 42896018
Notes: "A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush was first published in 1959 by Doubleday & Company, Inc. as A Short Walk: A Preposterous Adventure. The photographs included here are reproduced from those in the Doubleday edition, for, unfortunately, the original prints were lost when the author's house fell into a lake"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 247 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Eric Newby.

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Feeling restless in the world of London's high-fashion industry, Eric Newby asked a friend to accompany him on a mountain-climbing expedition in the wild and remote Hindu Kush, in north-eastern Afghanistan. And so they went, although they did stop first for four days of climbing lessons in Wales, becoming the first Englishmen to visit this spectacular region for more than half a century. Newby's frank and funny account of their expedition to what is still amongst the world's most isolated areas is one of the classics of travel writing.

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