Eric Newby’s charming “A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush” covers a legendary journey made over half a century ago that spanned from Mayfair to Afghanistan and beyond.
It was 1956, and Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture. Pining for adventure, Newby sent his friend Hugh Carless the now-famous cable – “CAN YOU TRAVEL NURISTAN JUNE?” - setting in motion a legendary journey that would span halfway around the world. Inexperienced and ill prepared (their preparations involved nothing more than some tips from a Welsh waitress), the amateurish rogues embark on a month of adventure and hardship in one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth - a journey that adventurers with more experience and sense may never have undertaken.
This edition includes new photographs, an epilogue from Newby's travelling companion, Hugh Carless, and a prologue from one of Newby's greatest proponents, Evelyn Waugh.
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