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Kilimanjaro: The Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain
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Kilimanjaro: The Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain

 
Kilimanjaro: The Trekking Guide to Africa\'s Highest Mountain

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Object Title: Kilimanjaro: The Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain

Manufacturer: Henry Stedman (Trailblazer Publications)

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Page By: Alpinist

Created/Edited: Mar 19, 2007 / Mar 31, 2007

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Product Description

At 5895m (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 icy arctic wastes of the summit, this is one of the most beautiful and challenging treks there is. This guide includes:

Comprehensive trail guide Including 23 detailed trekking maps to the Machame, Marangu and Rongai (Loitokitok) trails.

Planning your trip and booking a trek Including how and when to go, what to take, where and how to book your trek, with extensive rundowns of trekking agencies both within Tanzania and around the world.

City guides Where to stay, eat and what to see en route to Kili in: Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Moshi and Marangu.

Background information Comprehensive history, geology, climate, flora and fauna sections, plus information on the Chagga people who live here.

Green hiking How to minimize your impact on a fragile region.

Health and safety Including detailed information on altitude sickness.

Language sections Swahili and Chagga.

Product Details

Price: $19.95
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Trailblazer Publications; 2.00 edition (June 1, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1873756917
ISBN-13: 978-1873756911
Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.7 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces

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AlpinistBest Kili guide book

Voted 5/5

This guide book provides all of the basic information that you need to climb Kilimanjaro, including a detailed description of each route and pictoral trail maps. It does not have topo maps, but you really don't need them for climbing any of the trail routes.

The book also contains useful information for trip planning, a guide to the cities that you will likely be travelling through, facts about Tanzania, and a brief history of Kilimanjaro, as well as information about the geology, flora and fauna of the mountain. It's well written and enjoyable to read.
Posted Mar 19, 2007 4:43 am

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