No Picnic on Mount Kenya

The Story of Three POWs' Escape to Adventure

Recommended by Alastair Humphreys, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #64 in Mountaineering

In the shadow of Mount Kenya, surrounded by the forests and creatures of the savannah, life drags interminably for the inmates of POW Camp 354, captured in Africa during World War II. Confined to an endless cycle of boredom and frustration, one prisoner realizes he can bear it no longer.
When the clouds covering Mount Kenya part one morning to reveal its towering peaks for the first time, Felice Benuzzi is transfixed. The tedium of camp life is broken by the beginnings of a sudden idea--an outrageous, dangerous, brilliant idea.
Not many people would break out of a POW camp...

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Alastair Humphreys What I love about this book is that he’s just a normal guy, living a normal life who gets swept into a prisoner of war camp. (Source)

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