The Ascent of Rum Doodle
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Published by Ulverscroft Large Print .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Modern fiction,
  • General,
  • Fiction - General

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Edition Notes

Isis General Fiction

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7986365M
ISBN 100753166704
ISBN 109780753166703

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Loosely modelled on a account of Bill Tilman’s Nanda Devi expedition, The Ascent of Rum Doodle riotously parodies the familiar tropes of s mountaineering literature. Bowman’s intrepid cast of characters may come from all walks of life, but are similarly at a loss when it comes to their supposed specialties—Prone, the expedition’s doctor, is [ ]. The Ascent of Rum Doodle was first published in , not long after the first successful ascent of Everest. It quickly became a cult book in climbing circles, and the Australian Antarctic Expedition team named a small mountain near Mawson Base Mt Rumdoodle after the book. Bill Bowman died on January 1st Jun 06,  · The Ascent of Rum Doodle, for me, was a notable exception. So I am noting it. Somehow I managed to read this book for the first time in the shadow of Mt Blanc (although "to climb Mont Blanc by the Grépon route is one thing; to climb Rum Doodle is, as Totter once said, quite another") in December at an absurd conference where I was one of the /5(). Jul 07,  · An outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,and-a-half-foot peak, The Ascent of Rum Doodle has been a cult favourite since its publication in Led by the reliably under-insightful Binder, a team of seven British men -- including Dr Prone (constantly ill), Jungle the route finder (constantly lost), Constant the diplomat (constantly arguing) -- and 3, Yogistani porters sets out to /5().

Apr 01,  · The Ascent of Rum Doodle is written by the author W E Bowman which revolves around the genre of Humorous Fiction. Published in , the book portrays the stories of mountaineering during the period of the s since during this time a lot of mountains were climbed/5. Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a (c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital hisn-alarum.com projects include the Wayback Machine, hisn-alarum.com and hisn-alarum.com Jan 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of The Ascent of Rum Doodle book by W.E. Bowman. Led by the reliably underinsightful Binder, a team of seven British men—including Dr. Prone (constantly ill), Jungle the route-finder (constantly lost), Constant Free shipping over $Cited by: 1. Jun 02,  · The Ascent of Rum Doodle W.E. Bowman Read by Terry Wale Running time 4hrs, 30 mins Published by ISIS, £ Standing at 40, feet, Rum Doodle in the Himalayas is the highest mountain in the.