A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby

NewbyIn 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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  1. This was a swashbuckling read, very English in style, dated in a nice way and inspiring to see what wonderful experiences you can have if you are willing to take some risks. It is a gripping read and made me google some of the wild landscapes described. A slow start, but persevere and you could end up with the travel bug !

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