The book has been reviewed many times over the years. Here are some extracts:
The Ascent of Rum Doodle has received multiple 5-star ratings in reviews on Amazon.com:
- Truly uplifting and funny
- Treat yourself to a laugh. You won't be disappointed.
- This book is an absolute joy! Now that I've finished it, I feel at a loss. I might just have to read it again...
- A hidden gem!
- A perfect book for all occasions. The audio version is also superb, very well read in a perfectly understated way.
- An absolute hoot from beginning to end
- You really owe it to yourself to join our intrepid heros and share their triumphs, disasters and general roaring incompetence. You won't regret it.
A veritable feast... incredibly enjoyable... a marvellous romp.
[Bowman] proves himself to be an entertaining humorist who has much to offer for readers who like their outdoor humor dripping with understated British irony.
The characters are silly, the scrapes ridiculous and you’re sure to enjoy this story. Not to be used for route finding.
Since 1956, it's amazing that any other mountaineering epic has been taken seriously.
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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