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The ascent of Rum Doodle

W. E. Bowman

The ascent of Rum Doodle

by W. E. Bowman

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Published by Vanguard Press in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination141 p.
Number of Pages141
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17951146M
LC Control Number56007680

The Ascent of Rum Doodle is a short sea-studio.com is a parody of the non-fictional chronicles of mountaineering expeditions that were popular during the s, as many of the world's highest peaks were climbed for the first time. It is difficult to sustain parody through the length of a novel, even a short ( pages) one such as The Ascent of Rum Doodle. Yet W. E. Bowman's subtle humor seldom palls and indeed the book grows funnier the further one reads. The Ascent of Rum Doodle purports to be a report of a British mountain-climbing expedition, and the tone is perfect/5(18).

Nonpareil Books, March Paper Back. New. Item # ISBN: Loosely modelled on a account of Bill Tilman's Nanda Devi expedition, The Ascent of Rum Doodle riotously parodies the familiar tropes of s mountaineering literature. Bowman's intrepid cast of characters may come from all walks of life, but are similarly at a loss when it comes to their supposed specialties. The Ascent of Rum Doodle was first published in , not long after the first successful ascent of Everest. It quickly became a cult book in climbing circles, and the Australian Antarctic Expedition team named a small mountain near Mawson Base Mt Rumdoodle after the book.

Jun 01,  · Mountaineers can obviously take a joke. In , four years before W. E. Bowman died and a quarter of a century after the publication of his spoof mountaineering book, The Ascent of Rum Doodle, he discovered to his amazement that members of the Australian Antarctic Expedition had affectionately named a small mountain Mount Rumdoodle and that this had been duly incorporated . It is difficult to sustain parody through the length of a novel, even a short ( pages) one such as The Ascent of Rum Doodle. Yet W. E. Bowman's subtle humor seldom palls and indeed the book grows funnier the further one reads. The Ascent of Rum Doodle purports to be a report of a British mountain-climbing expedition, and the tone is perfect/5(9).


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May 03,  · Even if you've never climbed, or thought in your life to climb, an Asian massif, THE ASCENT OF RUM DOODLE is worth a couple of hours of your time. The book's author, W.E. Bowman, an English civil engineer, himself never ascended anything more challenging than the gentle slopes of England's Lake sea-studio.com by: 1.

Sep 17,  · *The Ascent of Rum Doodle* is one of my all-time favorite books. I first became acquainted with it when my dad, himself a well-known member of several mountaineering expeditions in the mid's, gave copies of *The Ascent of Rum Doodle* to his three offspring one Christmas/5(41).

Sep 17,  · Even if you've never climbed, or thought in your life to climb, an Asian massif, THE ASCENT OF RUM DOODLE is worth a couple of hours of your time. The book's author, W.E. Bowman, an English civil engineer, himself never ascended anything more challenging than the gentle slopes of England's Lake District/5(41).

Sep 17,  · The book's author, W.E. Bowman, an English civil engineer, himself never ascended anything more challenging than the gentle slopes of England's Lake District. RUM DOODLE is, according to Bryson, a parody based on the Ascent of Nanda Devi by H.W.

Tilman (). Rum Doodle is a forty-thousand foot peak in the fictional country of sea-studio.coms: Sep 17,  · First published inThe Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became a mountaineering classic.

As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a peak in the Himalayas, many thought it was inspired by the conquest of Everest/5(41). First published inThe Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became established as a mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,and-a-half-foot peak, many thought it inspired by the conquest of Everest.

But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures, /5. Loosely modelled on a account of Bill Tilman’s Nanda Devi expedition, The Ascent of Rum Doodle riotously parodies the familiar tropes of s mountaineering literature.

Bowman’s intrepid cast of characters may come from all walks of life, but are similarly at a loss when it comes to their supposed specialties—Prone, the expedition’s doctor, is [ ].

The Ascent of Rum Doodle was first published innot long after the first successful ascent of Everest. It quickly became a cult book in climbing circles, and the Australian Antarctic Expedition team named a small mountain near Mawson Base Mt Rumdoodle after the book. Bill Bowman died on January 1st Jun 06,  · The Ascent of Rum Doodle, for me, was a notable exception.

So I am noting it. Somehow I managed to read this book for the first time in the shadow of Mt Blanc (although "to climb Mont Blanc by the Grépon route is one thing; to climb Rum Doodle is, as Totter once said, quite another") in December at an absurd conference where I was one of the /5(). Jul 07,  · An outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,and-a-half-foot peak, The Ascent of Rum Doodle has been a cult favourite since its publication in 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, Yogistani porters sets out to /5().

Apr 01,  · The Ascent of Rum Doodle is written by the author W E Bowman which revolves around the genre of Humorous Fiction. Published inthe book portrays the stories of mountaineering during the period of the s since during this time a lot of mountains were climbed/5.

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Bowman. Led by the reliably underinsightful Binder, a team of seven British men—including Dr. Prone (constantly ill), Jungle the route-finder (constantly lost), Constant Free shipping over $Cited by: 1. Jun 02,  · The Ascent of Rum Doodle W.E.

Bowman Read by Terry Wale Running time 4hrs, 30 mins Published by ISIS, £ Standing at 40, feet, Rum Doodle in the Himalayas is the highest mountain in the. The Ascent of Rum Doodle is the humorous account of a mountain climbing expedition in which the characters and sequence of events are completely outrageous.

The members of the expedition are utterly incompetent, leaving me laughing out loud at every turn of the page.4/5(8). A bumbling group of British mountaineers mounts an assault on Rum Doodle, a slightly higher neighbor of Everest, in Bowman's parody novel, which was published in and became a classic withi.

The Ascent of Rum Doodle is crammed with references to equipment and apparatus (including crates of top-quality champagne, for medicinal purposes), the descriptions of gorges, crevasses and precipitous ridges are entirely convincing, and there is much talk of summits, faces, saddles, Base Camp, Advanced Camp, the South Col and the Wall.

First published inThe Ascent of Rum Doodle quickly became established as a mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,and-a-half-foot peak, many.

Buy The ascent of Rum Doodle by W. Bowman online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 6 editions - starting at $ Shop now.5/5(1). This book includes an introduction by Bill Bryson. An outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,and-a-half-foot peak, The Ascent of Rum Doodle.

Sep 23,  · An English comic novel about a World War II expedition to a Himalayan peak. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BILL BRYSON An outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a 40,and-a-half-foot peak, The Ascent of Rum Doodle has been a cult favourite since its publication in /5(K).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 cllimbing company, Rumdoodle the rock band!

If you have a Rum Doodle to share, send us pictures, files, links and slideshows and we will share them with the Rum Doodling community. More Rum Doodles >.Book pages are clean and unmarked.

The Ascent of Rum Doodle - The Greatest Fun in the tallest story yet of the highest mountain ever by W.E. Bowman. Sixteen illustrations. The Vanguard Press, New York. pages. Original dust jacket is in good condition - there is fading and chipping on the edges. The original price of $ is sea-studio.com Rating: % positive.