In 1956, Eric Newly sent a fateful cable to his friend Hugh Carless – CAN YOU TRAVEL TO NURISTAN JUNE? The immediate three-word response, OF COURSE, HUGH, would soon set in motion a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan, and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, north-east of Kabul.
Inexperienced and woefully ill-prepared, the amateur explorers embarked on a month of adventure and hardship in one of the most beautiful and challenging wildernesses on earth. With self-deprecating humour, sharp wit and keen observation, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush made Newby’s reputation as one of the greatest travel writers of all time.
Blurb taken from the 2010 edition published by HarperPress
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