A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby

Published July 1, 2016

A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby

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This was an interesting book, written about the author’s explorations of Nuristan in the late 1950s. The writing was sublime, soft and gentle, observant but not overly detailed, and with a dry humour that pokes fun at almost everything without being offensive.

I didn’t think the journey itself was all that interesting - in fact, it annoyed me a bit that this just seemed like two men who should know better being underprepared and faffing about on a mountain. Everything seemed to go against them, and they didn’t actually achieve the goal they were aiming for.

Despite that, it’s still a good read, if only to see what adventuring was like sixty years ago.

Rating: Unrated

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