The Ascent of Rum Doodle (Vintage Classics)

Author(s): W. E. Bowman


An outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,000-and-a-half-foot peak, The Ascent of Rum Doodle has been a cult favourite since its publication in 1956. 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 3,000 Yogistani porters, set out to conquer the highest peak in the Himalayas.


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'A hilarious spoof and perfect parody of shames what now claims to be comedy' The TimesĀ 

W. E. Bowman was a civil engineer who spent his free time hill-walking, painting and writing (unpublished) books on the Theory of Relativity. He was married with two children and died in 1985.

General Fields

  • : 9780099530381
  • : Vintage Books
  • : Vintage
  • : December 2009
  • : 20.00 cmmm X 12.70 cmmm X 1.30 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 171
  • : W. E. Bowman
  • : Paperback
  • : en