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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

Newby, Eric (Book - 1998 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush


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The view was colossal. Below us on every side mountains surged away it seemed forever; we looked down on glaciers and snow-covered peaks that perhaps no one has ever seen before, except from the air.' Feeling restless in the world of London's high-fashion industry, Eric Newby asked an old 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 mor ethan 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.
Authors: Newby, Eric
Title: A short walk in the Hindu Kush
Publisher: Melbourne ;, Oakland, CA :, Lonely Planet,, 1998, c1958
Characteristics: 255 p. :,ill., maps ;,20 cm
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Martin Secker & Warburg, 1958
ISBN: 0864426046
Branch Call Number: 915.81 Ne
Research Call Number: RR1 915.81 Ne P1295usd
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