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Kilimanjaro - The trekking guide to Africa's highest mountain
42 B&W & 2 colour maps
69 colour photos
120mm x 180mm 5" x 7"
- so much more than just a route guide.
- Backpack, Summer 2014
- a comprehensive guide
- Adventure Travel, May 2014
- illustrated with detailed maps
- The Great Outdoors, May 2014
- A comprehensive and informative guide.
- You wouldn't want to be without this book if heading for Kilimanjaro.
- Recommended guidebook.
- Trek & Mountain
- 'Kilimanjaro: The Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain' is a top pick for any who plan on embarking on a trek to the mountain. It covers everything, from city accommodations and restaurants nearby to what to see en route, then how to plan and book a trek to Kilimanjaro. Any outdoor or travel collection needs this.
- California Bookwatch
- Contains almost everything you could possibly want to know about the mountain, its ascent and its surroundings.
- Stedman is something of a Kili obsessive...and that shows on every page of this fully revised and expanded edition of his guide... Recommended.
- Trek & Mountain
- A model of what a guidebook should be.
- David Dean
At 5895 metres (19,341ft) Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain. Yet with no mountaineering skills necessary to reach the summit, even non-climbers can experience the thrill of climbing one of the world’s greatest peaks. Taking you from the dusty plains of East Africa through jungle and moorland to the glacier-clad summit, this is one of the most beautiful and challenging treks there is.
The most authoritative and detailed guide to climbing Africa's highest mountain.
For the 4th edition
* The routes have been walked again, both on Kilimanjaro and Meru, to check that the descriptions are still accurate.
* Everything has had a thorough update including the guides to the cities and towns and the review of the trekking agencies.
* The Shira Plateau Route has been walked and added.
* Routes covered on 35 detailed walking maps in the proven Trailblazer style; all walking times are indicated along with points of interest and gradients. We cover what other walking guides leave out – comprehensive details of where to stay and where to eat along the way in gateway city guides. Includes a detailed bird spotter’s guide and a full-colour flora identification section.
* Extra colour sections plus a 16pp colour introduction to Kilimanjaro and the climb.
Plus as in the previous edition:
- Comprehensive trail guide and maps (with GPS waypoints also downloadable from the website) to the six major routes: Machame, Marangu, Rongai (Loitokitok), Lemosho, Shira and Umbwe – by a writer who’s climbed them all
- City guides – where to stay, eat and what to see en route to Kili in: Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Arusha, Moshi and Marangu
- Planning your trip and booking a trek – when to go, what to take, how to book your trek: extensive reviews of trekking agencies
- Mount Meru – a popular pre-Kilimanjaro trek
- Background information – comprehensive history, geology, climate, flora and fauna, plus cultural information on the Chagga people
- Porters’ rights – how you can help
- Green trekking – minimizing your impact
- Health and safety
Henry Stedman is a best-selling author who has written or co-authored more than a dozen guidebooks. He runs www.climbmountkilimanjaro.com and visits Kilimanjaro several times a year leading groups to the summit.
Read an Excerpt:
- Contents List
- Planning your trip
- Minimum impact trekking
- Sample route: Marangu
- On the Trail
Check the Author's website
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