The Ascent of Rum Doodle by WE Bowman

He-told-me-one-dayThe Ascent of Rum Doodle is a short 1956 novel. It is a parody of the non-fictional chronicles of mountaineering expeditions that were popular during the 1950s, as many of the world's highest peaks were climbed for the first time.

It has been critically well received.  Though a parody, it has become one of the most famous and celebrated books of mountaineering literature. (More from Wikipedia.)

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Since its first publication, the words Rum Doodle have been taken by fans of the book for a variety of purposes: the Rumdoodle sleeping bag, Rumdoodle climbing company, Rumdoodle the rock band!

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