A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush

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The view was colossal. Below us on every side mountain 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 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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  • Paperback | 255 pages
  • 131 x 197 x 18mm | 268g
  • Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
  • English
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1741795281
  • 9781741795288
  • 327,896

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Readers will admire his (Newby) perseverence, intriguing personality, and outstanding descriptions.' --Library Journal, March 2002
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