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KILIMANJARO SUMMIT OF AFRICA Megarry, Jacquetta
By Megarry, Jacquetta
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2009. 96 pp, photos, maps. One in a series of Rucksack Readers (UK), rugged, rucksack-friendly guidebooks for walkers and climbers. The classic format for long-distance walkers has a drop down route map and 60-75 color photos. This guide contains everything you need toplan and enjoy trekking up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest point on earth to which you can walk. Waterproof.

 
This is a mountain of contrasts and extremes. You start from tropical rain forest and finish in arctic conditions, passing through a landscape formed by ice and fire. Yet any well-prepared walker with enough determination may be able to reach 'the roof of Africa.' The greatest challenge is the huge altitude gain. The author's advice on preventing altitude sickness is based on medical research, and on her own experience of three ascents by different routes.

The practical details of how to prepare yourself, how to organize and book an expedition, how to choose your route, what level of fitness you really need and how to prevent and manage altitude sickness.

Written, edited and designed by climbers for climbers, these books tell the truth about what it's really like on the mountain, with step-by-step detail on each route. Lavishly illustrated and in full color, they are both beautiful and collectable, making ideal gifts.

Kilimanjaro is many people's first choice of the seven summits, but at 19,340 ft this mountain should not be underestimated. On a hike of contrasts and extremes, you walk from tropical rain forest into arctic conditions through a landscape formed by ice and fire.

About the AuthorThe author has summited by all three routes described here in detail: Marangu, Machame, and Rongai. She also describes the ascent of Mt. Meru, a recommended acclimatization hike.


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