Other Rum Doodles
Since its first publication in 1956, the words Rum Doodle and Rumdoodle have been taken by people around the world (many of them fans of the book) and used for a variety of purposes.
There is a sleeping bag called a Rumdoodle, a climbing company, a horse, and even a Rock Band! Many years ago my father received a copy of a Rum Doodle puzzle, climbing a mountain by means of a two-pronged fork!
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Perhaps the most famous use of the word is the Rum Doodle restaurant in Kathmandu, Nepal. Established in 1980, the restaurant is known to climbers, walkers and backpackers from all over the world. Behind the bar are wooden boxes with the signatures of hundreds of Everest summiteers, including Sir Edmund Hillary.
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There's a Rumdoodle Ridge on Pike's Peak in the Rockies, USA
The Royal Grammar School in Guildford (where WE Bowman lived for many years) has a flourishing Rum Doodle Society, devoted to climbing in Scotland. Find out more at their website