No Picnic on Mount Kenya
  • ISBN: 9780857053770
  • Pages: 336
  • Publisher: MacLehose Press
  • Binding: Paperback

No Picnic on Mount Kenya

Felice Benuzzi
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When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its peaks, prisoner-of-war Felice Benuzzi is transfixed.

The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea. There are not many people who would break out of a POW camp and trek for days across perilous terrain before climbing Mount Kenya with improvised equipment, meagre rations and only a picture of the mountain on a tin of beef as a map. There are probably fewer still who would break back in to the camp on their return. This is the remarkable story of three such men.

‘Felice Benuzzi’s tale is a real joy. An extraordinary adventure written with a light, deft, humorous touch that makes it irresistibly readable. And it certainly shows that the British don’t have a monopoly of eccentricity.’ Michael Palin



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