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Book Title: No Picnic on Mount Kenya: A Daring Escape, A Perilous Climb|
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ISBN 13: 9781558218765
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The author of the book: Felice Benuzzi
Edition: Lyons Press
Date of issue: April 1st 1999
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Let me begin by stating that I am a climber and have a desire for adventure; sure, those might seem to go hand in hand, but how many climbers are willing to suffer in their thirst for adventure? My suffering has been hardly that, but the limited hardship I've endured has brought an appreciation for those who have set their sets higher, further afield or took on a challenge thought foolhardy by many. Which brings us to this book, this author, this audacious undertaking.
Any climber or traveler who has spent some time crashing through the brush, navigating off trail, guessing at what might lie above and the best path to it will appreciate Benuzzi's writing, which captures the essence of being outdoors, off the beaten track on an adventure. It is not lost on the reader that the this is the vantage point of one who is restrained (actually prevented) much more than we are from enjoying "being out there." He distills his sense of wonder and appreciation into words.
I really enjoyed the detailed descriptions of how they finagled materials to create their gear, amazing. And I enjoyed even more the view of life at the POW camp--really a microcosm of society itself, who would have guessed?
This may be a book that will stick with you long afterwards. I special ordered my copy, and as I rarely keep books (I live in an 800 sq ft home) I sold it back to the bookstore. Since, I have looked for it more than once...hoping to chance upon it for another read. Maybe that next time I'll keep it--it deserves a spot simply to be frequently seen and remembered, it is that special.
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