Am finishing up 'No Picnic on Mt. Kenya' (as much a pun on their running out of food with days to go to return as the indication of the difficulty of the climb!) by Felice Benuzzi, an Italian PoW at a British camp near the base of Mt. Kenya.
He & 2 others schemed & executed an escape (& return) from camp to attempt a climb of <a href="http://www.summitpost.org/mountains/photo_link.pl/p/photo_id__123503__object_id__80__type__mountain__mountain_id__80__route_id____user_id____order_by____limit__">Batian,</a> the true summit of Mt. Kenya. Due to various factors, they had to settle for subpeak Pt. Lenana.
The book, although not written in Benuzzi's native tongue, is an excellent read, & really does a good job of portraying the passion Benuzzi had for the mountains, & just living. HIs presentation really lets the reader share in his joy, hunger, disappointment, & revelry. His sincerity & humility are a welcome change from some of the overhyped, insincere drivel that I've read elsewhere. Highly recommended!