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A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby
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Mar 15, 2009

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in the 1950's Newby quits his job in the London fashion industry and sets out to climb a 20,000 ft peak in Afghanistan with no training. It's an entertaining travel book that's as much about the adventure of getting from London to Afghanistan by station wagon as it is the actual mountain climbing. An interesting look into the culture of the secluded Nuristani hill tribes. Full of typical British humor - understatement abounds.

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