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Short Walk in Hindu Kush
by Eric Newby
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.
A frank and funny account of an ill-prepared Himalayan expedition from one of the world's best-loved travel writers. Ranked 16th in the National Geographic Adventure magazine ranking for the Top 100 advendure books of all time. Paperback 272 pages - (7/08)
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