(From the back cover)
In 1943, Felice Benuzzi and two Italian compatriots escaped from a British POW camp in equatorial East Africa with only one goal in mind-to climb the dangerous seventeen-thousand-foot Mount Kenya. No Picnic on Mount Kenya is the classic tale of this most bizarre and thrilling adventure, a story that has earned its place as a unique masterpiece of daring and suspense.
"For some of us this may be the book of its kind...For this was an adventure more poetic than practical, and that was its special quality... If Signor Benuzzi never climbs another mountain, this one was something to remember, and so is his good and vivid book."
-New York Herald Tribune Book Review
Paperback: 239 pages
Publisher: The Lyons Press 1999-originally published by E.P. Dutton 1953
Introduction by Rick Ridgeway