The Ascent of Rum Doodle is written by the author W E Bowman which revolves around the genre of Humorous Fiction. Published in 1956, the book portrays the stories of mountaineering during the period of the 1950s since during this time a lot of mountains were climbed. The book is a parody of the incidents but it received major acclaim from the readers and the reviewers. After 1956, it was published again many times and the edition present today was published in 2011 under Random House publications. In the end, download The Ascent of Rum Doodle Pdf free.
The Ascent of Rum Doodle Summary:
The story is about Binder who receives orders from the Rum Doodle Committee. He is ordered to gather a team of climbers and then climb up the highest mountain in the world which is named Rum Doodle Mountain. The mountain is located in Yogistan, which is a fictional place in the novel. The group of climbers consists of a linguist, a strong person, a person who finds the routes, a physicist, a scientist and a photographer. Throughout the journey, it is seen that the members of the group are not at all competent in their jobs. They all mess up along the way and the situations end in mishaps. At the end, they realize that they have climbed the wrong mountain after such a long time of toil.
The Ascent of Rum Doodle Review:
This book became quite popular among the readers because of the element of humor involved in it. It has inspired many places and events in the world. There are a Bed and Bath based on the theme of this book. A peak has also been named after the Rum Doodle Peak that has been talked about in the book. The book was also included in the list of 1000 Novels Everyone Should Read. This list was made by The Guardian in 2009.