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This mountaineering yarn from 60 years ago still makes me laugh out loud. How?

5 mins | Jun 27, 2020
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A life-changing book that finds its spiritual home in Nepal's Kathmandu. Poet and stand-up comedian Tim Key discovered WE Bowman's charming The Ascent of Rum Doodle in his twenties, and has been rediscovering ever since. In this article for the Guardian, he attempts to understand how.
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