Kilimanjaro

Author: Henry Stedman
Publisher: Trail Blazer Publications
ISBN: 9781905864546
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Taking the reader from the dusty plains of East Africa through jungle and moorland to the glacier-clad summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the author offers a challenging and beautiful trek to Africa's highest peak, along with city guides for the surrounding area. Original.

Kilimanjaro Via the Marangu Route

Author: Phil Gray
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059541625X
Format: PDF
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I needed a break. I needed ."an off-the-wall dalliance. An all-boys' adventure in a faraway land. An adventure far away from telephones and faxes and lawyers. An adventure with an abundance of humor, serious physical exertion, and danger nominally short of life-threatening." After a little research and a few phone calls, I decided that a climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, with four friends, via the "Tourist Route," would fit the bill. In this book, the author tell the story of the climb-four days up, and two days down-with a humorous yet sensitive slant, describing the perils of altitude, the vicissitudes of Mother Nature, the enjoyment of multi-generational and multi-ethnic collaboration, the travails of disappointment, and the exhilaration of success. And where it suits his fancy-and does no harm to accuracy-he embellishes an observation or encounter to illuminate the pure joy of the experience. After all, it was about good fun, and the telling of it should be too.

Zombies on Kilimanjaro

Author: Tim Ward
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780993390
Format: PDF
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A father and son climb Mount Kilimanjaro. On the journey to the roof of Africa they traverse the treacherous terrain of fatherhood, divorce, dark secrets and old grudges, and forge an authentic adult relationship. The high-altitude trek takes them through some of the weirdest landscapes on the planet, and the final all-night climb to the frozen summit tests their endurance. On the way to the top father and son explore how our stories about ourselves can imprison us in the past, and the importance of letting go. The mountain too has a story to tell, a story about Climate Change and the future of humankind - a future etched all too clearly on Kilimanjaro’s retreating glaciers.

Making the Climb

Author: John C. Bowling
Publisher: Beacon Hill Press
ISBN: 9780834123267
Format: PDF
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Author Bowling pens a first-person account of his attempt to climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, and the life-changing lessons learned along the way during the nine days it took to reach the peak of Africas tallest mountain and highest free-standing volcano. (Motivation)

Kissing Kilimanjaro

Author: Daniel Dorr
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594853715
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Author: Stephen Carmichael
Publisher:
ISBN:
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From the authors' own experience comes this highly useful guidebook, full of practical advice on how to make it safely to the top of Africa. Have you ever dreamed of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point on the continent of Africa? Unlike most of the world's highest mountains, this one can be climbed by the "average person." Carmichael and Stoddard describe the process of planning, preparation, and execution of their Mount Kilimanjaro adventure. The book is intended to be a step-by-step guide for training, making arrangements, gearing up, and preparing for potential medical problems, time differences and language barriers. They offer hiking guidelines, mental strategies, and even photography techniques. Their diary of the six-day climb gives a vivid description of how they made it up the mountain and back down. To order, call: (800) 500-8205 or write: MEDI-ED Press, #5 White Place, Bloomington, IL 61701.

Kilimanjaro

Author: Henry Stedman
Publisher: Trailblazer Editions
ISBN: 9781905864959
Format: PDF, 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.

Altitude Illness

Author: Stephen Bezruchka, M.D.
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594852145
Format: PDF, ePub, 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.

The Promise of Kilimanjaro

Author: Jay Scheiner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781543142785
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The only real sports are bullfighting, auto racing and mountain climbing; the rest are merely games." ~Ernest Hemingway "What wouldn't I give to be back down at sea level right now - even facing a charging bull. I'd give anything. Everything." ~Jay Scheiner The Promise of Kilimanjaro is not just a story about a mountain. Africa's highest peak provides the backdrop for Jay Scheiner's surprising memoir of a man driven to pursue a challenge of significance. As he searches for something, we flash back to the terror of falling off a moving boat, alone in open water. We revisit his training as a federal agent alongside Nicaraguan Contras. We're with him as he scales an 800-foot cliff on the fourth day of the ascent. There's an attempt to sail the Atlantic solo, and the lure of a precious stone. We root for him to make it down the mountain unharmed when his brain swells from altitude sickness, and days without sleep render him almost delirious. What would his wife and daughters say if they found out his quest presented even more risks than they knew -- risks he deliberately withheld from them? On Kilimanjaro, he's forced to conquer his fears, deny his physical limitations, and make it home alive. The Promise of Kilimanjaro is a story that will inspire, even if you never plan to set foot on a mountain. The book includes a Forward by Joseph Jordan, author of Living a Life of Significance. This edition includes 40 full-color images, including photographs by Wendy Swart and Sarah Lewis Marino and interior artwork by Amy Klein. Editing and layout by Sharyn Essman. An edition with black and white images is also available on Amazon.

Altitude Illness

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