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Kissing Kilimanjaro

Author : Daniel Dorr
ISBN : 1594853711
Genre : Travel
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Mount Kilimanjaro is sometimes called "Everyman's Everest" because it is possible for a novice climber to reach the summit. And every year, more than 30,000 adventure tourists try. But for each person who goes to the mountain, there are thousands more who chat about it at cocktail parties, making plans to go...someday. That's how Daniel Dorr got started: flirting with a beautiful brunette over hot cocoa and spouting impressive plans. Six months later, he was lying on the cold gravel trail at 18,000 feet, panting and hacking in the darkness. Dorr is a typical marketing exec by day but, amped up by his re-acquaintance with a romantic interest; he gained the determination to pursue one of his lifelong dreams -- summiting Kilimanjaro. When Dorr left behind the familiarity of his weekend-warrior lifestyle in Southern California to reach the top of the 19,340-foot peak, he didn't realize he would cross a threshold to a new way of life. As he fondles expensive hi-tech gear, gets vaccinated for the jungle, travels local-style across East Africa, and vomits on top of the African continent, readers share in the rewards, both large and small, of reaching for personal fulfillment through adventure travel.
Category: Travel

Kissing Kibo

Author : Sheree Marshall
ISBN : 9781450240246
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a single, female, African American, over-forty, divorcee, the author had an epiphany: She had better start living her life. Having lost both parents early in life, she reasoned that she had many more years behind her than left in front of her. That meant that she would embark on doing all of the things she'd ever dreamt of doing. Having never so much as camped out for longer than a day, she decided to take a trip far from the concrete confines of her urban life, and embark on a solo sojourn with Mother Nature to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, East Africa. She had no earthly idea what to expect; not even a clue of whether she could survive at an altitude of 9,000 feet, much less the height of Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,340 feet. Even so, she made the journey across the Atlantic to the top of the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Join the author on this journey as you read her first-person account, and her insight into how you, too, can make a successful trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Alex Stewart
ISBN : 9781783625758
Genre : Nature
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At 5895m, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest point and the highest freestanding mountain in the world, yet it is possible to reach its summit, Uhuru Peak, without any technical climbing ability. Those who do make it to 'the Roof of Africa' are richly rewarded, enjoying outstanding views, the unique experience of being 'on top of the world' and, of course, a tremendous sense of achievement. This practical guidebook is split into four parts and includes all the information needed to fully prepare and undertake a successful trek. The first chapter covers preparation and practicalities, offering guidance on how to choose a route and an outfitter, along with extensive information on travel, equipment, health considerations, guides and porters and ethical trekking. The second chapter tells the story of Kilimanjaro and the people, plants and wildlife of the region, presenting a fascinating insight to enrich your trip. This is followed by a description of the six main ascent routes - the Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Lemosho, Shira and Rongai Routes, plus three summit routes, two descent routes and the circuit path which circumnavigates the mountain.
Category: Nature

Climbing The Seven Summits

Author : Mike Hamill
ISBN : 9781594856495
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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CLICK HERE to download the first 50 pages from Climbing the Seven Summits * First and only guidebook to climbing all Seven Summits * Full color with 125 photographs and 24 maps including a map for each summit route * Essential information on primary climbing routes and travel logistics for mountaineers, with historical and cultural anecdotes for armchair readers Aconcagua. Denali. Elbrus. Everest. Kilimanjaro. Kosciuszko. Vinson. To a climber, these mountains are known as the Seven Summits* -- the highest peaks on each continent. If you've ever dreamed of climbing Denali or Everest, or joining the even more exclusive "Seven Summiters " club, then Climbing the Seven Summits is the guidebook you need to turn your dream into reality. With Mike Hamill as your guide, you will discover different approaches to tackling the list, as well as details on what you'll need to plan an expedition and what to expect from each climb. For each mountain you'll learn about documents and immunizations, expedition costs, training, guiding options, climbing styles, best seasons, essential gear, day-by-day itineraries, summit routes, maps showing approaches and camps, regional natural history, cultural notes, and even post-climb activities like going on safari in Africa or wine-touring in South America. Throughout you'll also find helpful and inspiring stories from the likes of Conrad Anker, Vern Tejas, Damien Gildea, Eric Simonson, and other famed climbers. Special insider tips from Hamill, based on his years of experience, as well as full-color photographs of each peak round out this collectible guidebook. And, because there remains some controversy about whether Kosciuszko in Australia or Carstenz Pyramid on the island of New Guinea is the "seventh summit," this guidebook to the Seven Summits actually covers eight mountains! *Within mountaineering circles there is debate over which peaks are considered the official Seven Summits. For the purposes of this guidebook, the Seven Summits are based on the continental model used in Western Europe, the United States, and Australia, also referred to as the 'Bass list.'
Category: Sports & Recreation

Naked In 30 Days

Author : Theresa Roemer
ISBN : 9781626012523
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 83.48 MB
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All you need is one month and the determination to change your life Naked in 30 Days is a day-by-day guide to getting yourself in shape through the insider secrets the author has learned in her decades as a fitness expert and award-winning body builder, as well as through diet and exercise and life experience. Theresa’s passion for health inspired her to write Naked in 30 Days to empower women to feel as vibrant and healthy at 45 and beyond as they did at 25. Anyone can do anything for a period of 30 days, and if you put yourself on this plan, you will find that you change your approach to food and exercise, as well as your relationship to both. Before you know it, you’ll be standing naked with yourself…and proud of who you are and how you got there.
Category: Self-Help

Johnston On Kilimanjaro

Author : Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112426379
Genre : Kenya
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Category: Kenya


Author : John Reader
ISBN : UVA:X000544033
Genre : Kilimanjaro Region (Tanzania)
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Describes the history of the explorations of Mount Kilimanjaro and discusses the mountain's volcanic crater, glaciers, and wildlife
Category: Kilimanjaro Region (Tanzania)

Money Oh Money

Author : Agum Charles Odur
ISBN : IND:30000021364132
Genre : Short stories, African (English)
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Category: Short stories, African (English)

The Motion Picture Guide 1988 Annual

Author : Jay Robert Nash
ISBN : 0933997167
Genre : Performing Arts
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1986-1987 in two sections: Film reviews; Obituaries; [1988-]: has sections: Film reviews; People to watch; Awards; Obituaries; and Indexes.
Category: Performing Arts