Kilimanjaro

Author: Henry Stedman
Publisher: Trailblazer Editions
ISBN: 9781905864959
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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All-in-one guide for climbing Kilimanjaro. Includes getting to Tanzania and Kenya, town guides to Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Moshi and Marangu. Routes covered on 35 detailed hiking maps.

Mount Kilimanjaro and Me

Author: Annette Freeman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781921642968
Format: PDF
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Ever wondered if you could climb a mountain? Maybe one of the Seven Summits? What if you are a middle-aged, unfit, inexperienced business woman with a sedentary job? This is the story of one such woman who decided to leave her office job in Sydney and go climb Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa. She tells the tale with wry humour, undaunted -- well, only a little daunted -- by the difficulties of spending nine days and eight nights on the slopes of the mountain, dealing with no running water, hours of uphill slog, high altitude -- and what do you do about the toilet thing, anyway? The African mountain is a very dangerous place and several people die up there each year. But this is the story of how and why anyone in their right mind would try to touch the snows of Kilimanjaro.

Altitude Illness

Author: Stephen Bezruchka, M.D.
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594852145
Format: PDF, Mobi
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* Mountaineering guidelines for people going to altitude (heights above 7,000 feet) with pre-existing health conditions such as heart conditions, diabetes, and cancer * A handy glossary and easy-to-read tables covering symptoms and signs, altitude illness, and high altitude drugs * Case studies of real situations and a question-and-answer section help readers better understand general issues about altitude and its effects, and more This edition of Altitude Illnessprovides the latest information on prevention and treatment of altitude illness -- from preparing for altitude to recognizing and treating the symptoms of acute mountain sickness, including high altitude pulmonary and cerebral edemas. Suited for both novice and seasoned hikers, climbers, trekkers, and skiers, Altitude Illness, 2nd Ed., also includes an updated examination of how altitude interacts with certain drugs, a new section on using the web to find more information about altitude illness, and much more.

Altitude Illness

Author: Stephen Bezruchka
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780898864021
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Describes the symptoms of altitude sickness and explains how to treat and prevent it

Kilimanjaro Uncovered

Author: Alexandra Tanbai
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539081746
Format: PDF, Docs
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Alexandra penned Kilimanjaro Uncovered in real time while preparing and during her climb on the Northern Circuit, a little-known hiking route away from the crowds to the top of Kilimanjaro. She provides valuable guidance for those interested in climbing themselves and tells a broader story of a truly life-changing experience. PART I - PREPARATION: While Alex over-prepared her hike, she found a lack of concise, trustworthy information in other literature, including how to select the best tour operator. For the first time, Kilimanjaro Uncovered provides comprehensive, unbiased guidance how to organize a climb, based on her experience and in-depth research. PART II - HIKING: On Kilimanjaro, Alex sees her own preconceptions turned on their heads. With the immediacy and intimacy of a journal, she tells her story with honesty, brutal at times, with self-deprecating humour, real passion and a zest for life. In easy-to-read conversational style she bares her heart with descriptions of what it means to feel vulnerable on such a trek, not least her own vulnerability, and how strength prevails when one feels most exposed. "Alex's description of the final push to the summit is some of the best writing I have seen in ages. Her real-time view of experiences is gripping . . . will have you reading well into the night." "The issue of porter welfare is taken up and is being acted upon even as this book goes to print. At a time when political correctness is killing the truth, the honest language here makes for a refreshing read. Kilimanjaro Uncovered is also, at times, laugh-out-loud funny - just like life. This makes it real." "If only for the entertainment of sharing in the experiences of what it means to be human and 'proud to be wild' for nine days, I'd say, read Kilimanjaro Uncovered by Alex Tanbai." "A must read for any mountain trekker" "A fun, informative and inspiring story" "Full of brilliant little nuggets of information that will help you prepare" "This book will have you reading well into the night"

Kilimanjaro

Author: Alex Stewart
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783625759
Format: PDF, ePub
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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. However, that is not to say that it is an easy undertaking: each year, many people fail in their attempt, often due to poor preparation or insufficient acclimatisation. 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. Alexander Stewart's guidebook is packed with advice to maximise your chance of reaching Uhuru Peak. 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. As a result of its height and location six hours from Nairobi, trekkers climbing Kilimanjaro move from the lush tropics, through temperate climes, alpine moorland and barren high-alpine desert to the permanently snow-capped, volcanic summit - and back - in the course of five or six days. The stunning natural beauty of the scenery, the warm and friendly locals and the unique sense of achievement make for a truly unforgettable experience.

Kilimanjaro

Author: Michel Moushabeck
Publisher: Interlink Pub Group Inc
ISBN:
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Click for full cover Kilimanjaro A Photographic Journey to the Roof of Africa Michel Moushabeck (text), Hiltrud Schulz (photography) published 2009 [[ 8" X 8" [[ 151 pages [[ full-color photos throughout Available Options: ISBN 9781566567534 [[ paperback [[ $20.00ISBN 9781566567817 [[ hardback [[ $30.00 "Blazing with photographs as radiant as the African sun, this superbly illustrated personal account of an odyssey to the ice-bound summit of the world's tallest free-standing mountain is as vastly rewarding and enriching as the journey itself. You sense yourself hiking alongside the author, wheezing and gasping every step of the way!" Christopher P. Baker, author of "Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba" More Reviews A spectacular collection of images and words that offer a detailed glimpse into the unique beauty and rhythm of Africa's natural wonder. Mount Kilimanjaro is the African continent's highest mountain and the world's tallest freestanding mountain. It is a geological wonder formed, sculpted, and molded by the natural forces of volcanic fire and glacial ice. At 19,340 feet (5895 meters) high, Kilimanjaro towers above the Great Rift Valley and lies 3 degrees south of the equator, on the northern border of Tanzania, close to southeast Kenya. Kilimanjaro is an accessible mountain that one can climb without the help of any technical equipment. The ascent starts from the cultivated lower slopes with dry blistering heat, through a lush, wet rainforest jungle, into heath and moorland zones, all the way up to the desolate alpine desert landscape and the steep, exposed arctic summit area, where one will experience breathtaking views of the legendary snows of Kilimanjaro. Moushabeck and Schulz invite you along as they explore and climb Mount Kilimanjaro. In this book they capture the essence of this majestic mountain with over 200 full-color photographs and an engaging and entertaining narrative that smoothly ties together personal observations with the mountain's history, its people, and its ecology.

Toxic Aid

Author: Sebastian Edwards
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198704429
Format: PDF
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Provides an economic history of Tanzania since independence in 1961. It covers the policies of African Socialism and the Arusha Declaration, the collapse of the early 1980s, the relationship with the IMF, and the reforms of the 1990s and 2000s.

Lonely Planet Tanzania

Author: Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781742207797
Format: PDF, Docs
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#1 best-selling guide toTanzania* Lonely Planet Tanzania is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Watch East Africa's greatest natural dramas play out on the Serengeti plains, sip sundowners near Mt Kilimanjaro, or explore the narrow alleyways of Zanzibar; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Tanzania and begin your journey now! InsideLonely Planet Tanzania Travel Guide: Colourmaps and images throughout Highlightsand itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential infoat your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - including customs, history, religion, art, music, dance, politics, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine Over50 maps Covers of Dar es Salaam, Mt Kilimanjaro, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Zanzibar Archipelago, Stone Town, Lake Victoria, the Serengeti Plains, Selous Highlands and more The Perfect Choice:Lonely Planet Tanzania, our most comprehensive guide to Tanzania, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out ourLonely Planet East Africa guide for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Mary Fitzpatrick, Stuart Butler, Anthony Ham, Paula Hardy. About Lonely Planet:Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. *Best-selling guide to Tanzania. Source: Nielsen BookScan. Australia, UK and USA,December 2013 to November 2014

Ohio Birds

Author: James Kavanagh
Publisher: Waterford Press
ISBN: 9781583551042
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This pocket-sized, folding Pocket Naturalist guide highlights the most commonly seen birds in Ohio. Ohio Birds is laminated for durability and folds for portability. Richly detailed illustrations and a map of popular bird sanctuaries located in Ohio, makes this an essential for all levels of birdwatchers.