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.
A short walk in the Hindu Kush
Melbourne ;, Oakland, CA :, Lonely Planet,, 1998, c1958
255 p. :,ill., maps ;,20 cm
Originally published: Great Britain : Martin Secker & Warburg, 1958
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RR1 915.81 Ne P1295usd