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Owen

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Re: Book Recommendations
« Reply #75 on: 19:14:00, 28/04/20 »
Not sure whether it's been mentioned already and can't be bothered to read back and check, but.


No picnic on Mount Kenya, by Felice Benuzzi. The story of two prisoners of war in Kenya who  were in a camp in Nanyuki below My Kenya. Being climbers they found the mountain irresistible. So, they escaped and went to try and climb it. What followed is a fantastic adventure.

watershed

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« Reply #76 on: 20:08:43, 28/04/20 »
Thanks Owen.
I have read most of the books mentioned in this thread but not that one.
I looked it up and it seems a fascinating story.
I will order it tonight.

Cheers
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Ridge

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« Reply #77 on: 21:40:50, 28/04/20 »
No picnic on Mount Kenya, by Felice Benuzzi. The story of two prisoners of war in Kenya who  were in a camp in Nanyuki below My Kenya. Being climbers they found the mountain irresistible. So, they escaped and went to try and climb it. What followed is a fantastic adventure.
Brilliant, brilliant book. I read it and then bought copies to give as gifts.

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« Reply #78 on: 11:09:54, 30/04/20 »
I've been recently reading The Man Who Hated Mars. But it's all about fantasy / fiction. If you like such categories - then highly recommend.

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« Reply #79 on: 07:55:11, 23/05/20 »
Not sure whether it's been mentioned already and can't be bothered to read back and check, but.


No picnic on Mount Kenya, by Felice Benuzzi. The story of two prisoners of war in Kenya who  were in a camp in Nanyuki below My Kenya. Being climbers they found the mountain irresistible. So, they escaped and went to try and climb it. What followed is a fantastic adventure.


Looks like a good recommendation. I've read Tilman's account of his adventures on Mount Kenya.



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« Reply #80 on: 07:56:02, 23/05/20 »
I'm re-reading 'Fatal Passage' - a biography of John Rae, all about his exploits in the far north of Canada, and discoverer of the last section of the North West passage. An extraordinary man.
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Dyffryn Ardudwy

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« Reply #81 on: 18:50:24, 23/05/20 »
Richard Gilberts 200 Challenge Walks in Britain & Ireland.

224 pages of inspirational ideas, for your next adventure in the BIG OUTDOORS

Doddy

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« Reply #82 on: 10:48:47, 30/05/20 »
The Story of the British isles in a 100 places by Neil Oliver. Details 100 sites and their important contribution to history.