Kilimanjaro: A Complete Trekker's Guide: Preparations, Practicalities and Trekking Routes to the 'Roof of Africa'

Kilimanjaro: A Complete Trekker's Guide: Preparations, Practicalities and Trekking Routes to the 'Roof of Africa'

By: Alex Stewart (author)Paperback

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Famous for its wildlife safaris and coastal resorts, East Africa is also an extraordinary destination for lovers of mountains, trekking and hiking. The mountains here stand as solitary peaks above surrounding plains. The most attractive is Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, rising to 5895m. It is the highest mountain in Africa, the world's highest free-standing mountain and the world's highest volcano! This guide offers routes up to Kilimanjaro (5895m), with supporting advice on how to prepare for such an expedition, how to make the most of your time there and how to ensure your trip has as little impact on the local environment as possible. The guide includes: a selection of routes for the trekker to approach Kilimanjaro; advice about trekking in East Africa; route details outlining each day's hike; full colour sketch maps to the routes to aid planning; and full colour photographs of the region.

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Alexander Stewart is the Senior Buyer for Stanfords, the map and travel specialist. He has passion for Africa and its mountains. Kilimanjaro made a significant impression on him during his first ascent in 1999, and he has often been drawn back.


PART 2 - THE STORY OF KILIMANJARO; People of the Region; The Chagga; The Maasai; Origin of the Mountain's Name; Exploration; PART 3 - NATURAL HISTORY; Geology and Vulcanology; Glacial Recession; Climate; Animal and Plant Life; Lower Slopes; Forest Zone; Heath/Moorland Zone; Highland Desert Zone; Summit Zone; PART 4 - CLIMBING KILIMANJARO; Ascent Routes; A: Marangu Route; B: Umbwe Route; C: Machame Route; D: Lemosho Route; E: Shira Route; F: Rongai Route; Alternative Five-day Rongai Route; Circuit Paths; G: South Circuit Path; H: North Circuit Path; Summit Ascent Routes; I: Normal/Marangu Route; J: Barafu Route; K: Western Breach Route; The Summit; Descent Routes; L: Marangu Route; M: Mweka Route; N: Alternative Mweka Route

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/11/2004
  • ISBN13: 9781852844134
  • Format: Paperback, Other Formats
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781852844134
  • weight: 350
  • ISBN10: 1852844132

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