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Rum Doodle higher than Everest
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Jun 2, 2004 16: 26 EST
As soon as you walk in the front door, you will see the grafitti. Look closer. Each scribble was left by travelers who have visited the Rum Doodle and left their mark. Between the signatures and swear words is sometimes advice for those that come after.

Behind the bar are the prize signatures. There are boxes that make a tribute to the Everest summiteers. Started many years ago around the autograph of Hillary, the names also include Uemura, Messner, Tabei, Ang Rita Sherpa, Rob Hall, Gary Ball and many more.

It seems only fitting that the bar takes its name from the book, "The Ascent of Rum Doodle" by W.E. Bowman. It is the account of the first ascent of The Rum Doodle, at 40,000 1/2 feet, the highest (fictitious) mountain in the world. It was conquered through the courage and bravery of a handful of eccentric English Mountaineers. Rum Doodle stands as a heroic monument to mountaineering, despite the efforts of the expedition's Yogistani cook "Pong". Or so the story goes.

Perhaps the most famous restaurant in Kathmandu, Nepal is the Rum Doodle. Established in 1980, the restaurant is known to climbers, walkers and backpackers from all over the world. Behind the bar are wooden boxes with the signatures of hundreds of Everest summiteers, including Sir Edmund Hillary.

Image of the Rum Doodle courtesy of the Rum Doodle Bar
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