No Picnic on Mount Kenya by Felice Benuzzi

No Picnic on Mount Kenya: The Story of Three P.O.W.s' Escape to Adventure, by Felice Benuzzi is a mountaineering classic recounting the 1943 attempt of three escaped Italian prisoners of war to reach the summit of Mount Kenya. It was first published in 1948, with at least 18 subsequent English editions. The 1994 film The Ascent is based on this book and there is currently an Italian film Fuga sul Kenya in production.

The 1068th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 74th on Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time (National Geographic Adventure Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
No picnic on Mount Kenya Hardcover 1629960 $18.95
No Picnic on Mount Kenya Paperback 4372932 $232.20 1976
No Picnic on Mount Kenya: A Daring Escape, A Perilous Climb Paperback 2149820 $25.55 $1.55 1999
No Picnic on Mount Kenya: A Daring Escape, A Perilous Climb Paperback 547513 $36.52 $7.49 2005
No Picnic on Mount Kenya Hardcover 3773527 $795.95