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Kilimanjaro: The Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain (Trailblazer Guide) (Trailblazer Trekking Guides)

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Kilimanjaro: The Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain (Trailblazer Guide) (Trailblazer Trekking Guides).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Henry Stedman(Author)

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Practical and detailed guidebook to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. Covers everything you need to know from planning a successful Mount Kilimanjaro trek to accommodation, where to eat and places to see. Henry Stedman's Kilimanjaro guide is comprehensive, clear and easy-to-use for this challenging climb and popular charity trek. Includes:
Detailed trekking routes and over 30 maps for six major routes: Machame, Marangu, Rongai (Loitokitok), Lemosho, Shira and Umbwe.
Mount Kilimanjaro map
City guides: Dar-es-Salaam, Nairobi, Arusha, Moshi & Marangu
Downloadable GPS waypoints

Illustrated with detailed maps. --The Great Outdoors, May 2014'so much more than just a route guide.' --Backpack, Summer 2014

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Book details

  • PDF | 368 pages
  • Henry Stedman(Author)
  • Trailblazer Publications; 4 edition (17 Feb. 2014)
  • English
  • 4
  • Sports, Hobbies & Games

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  • By The Productivity Princess on 23 June 2013

    This is an excellent comprehensive guide to anyone about to go to Africa to climb Kili, I would highly recommend it

  • By NickB on 1 August 2014

    Back in 2012 a friend and I decided we wanted to climb Kilimanjaro, but we didn't have a clue where to begin. "There's bound to be a book" I thought, so I had a look and plumped for Henry's; boy am I glad I did! My version was the previous one to this, and we only travelled at the start of July this year (2014), so it would be understandable if some things were a little out of date, or not mentioned at all. For instance in my book there is no mention of Fifi's restaurant in Arusha (on Themi Road which is just off Sokoine Road very near the clock tower) which is absolutely fantastic! The food is wonderful, and, most importantly, the bottles of Kilimanjaro lager are brought with a chilled glass! Delightful.I digress. The book covers everything you can think of, UK based agencies, local agencies in the cities, as well as the cities/towns themselves, with hotel/lodge/b&b reviews restaurant reviews and maps to help you locate anything you want to find. There is equipment lists, advice on AMS, jabs, malari, and other such things. There is even a small Swahili/English section so you can pick up some basics to help you get by politely (and throw in 'poa kichizi kama ndizi ndana ya friji' in response to a street tout's standard 'jambo' and you might not get pestered quite so often. It's not rude - it means 'cool, crazy, like a banana in a fridge', but it might help convince them you aren't 'just another tourist')All the routes up the mountain are covered in great detail, with daily route maps, telling you what you are likely to see, what routes are best and what things let other routes down. Henry is delightfully candid in his description of the long drop toilet facilities on some of the busier routes, which helps give the feeling that the book is written by 'someone like you' who is trying to inform you about what to expect as opposed to someone who just wants to sell books. you will also read about the flora and fauna, and the Chagga. Basically, everything is covered!In the end, so impressed by the quality of the book, we ended up booking our entire trek and safari through Henry himself, and it was absolutely wonderful. This book is an absolute must for anyone with ambitions of climbing this most beautiful of mountains

  • By k on 8 August 2010

    Excellent detailed book - covers all the routes on Kili. Highly recommend this book it has so much information about the routes and planning and preparation- but dont read more than a day ahead at a time when you are on the will only spoil the enjoyment (and the less known about the pain the better!!!)We borrowed a copy from a friend for the trip and enjoyed it so much I have just bought it now we are back as a souvenir!

  • By James Field on 1 September 2017

    For those foolish enough to imagine they can simply stroll their way to the summit of Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain at 5895m, with little more effort needed than to saunter down to their local pub, think again. Henry Stedman leaves no doubt in the reader's mind of what they let themselves in for.Full of naive dreams of climbing Kilimanjaro, I browsed through this guide–and it put a firm damper on my enthusiasm. In agitated defiance, my frustrated ego pictured Henry Stedman as a man who had discovered paradise, closed the gate behind him, and written this guidebook to dissuade anyone else from following him.He explains in graphic detail, about the agonising effects of altitude sickness; about the view-obliterating fog, rain and snow; about the steep, endless, knee-knackering gradients covered in mud, dust and loose scree; about the sub-zero temperatures on the upper slopes and ferociously carnivorous animals roaming the lower slopes; about the inoculations needed: yellow fever, typhoid, hepatitis A, polio, tetanus, meningococcal meningitis, rabies and malaria.Disappointed and a little bitter, I asked myself why so many people, from all walks of life, had willingly faced these hardships and obstacles. High percentages fail to reach the summit, or even get anywhere near it. Perhaps, unprepared like me, they hadn't fully realised the vast struggle that faced them.I must admit, I had to sit back and ask myself, do I want to spend a fortune for this six or seven day regime of self-torture? Hmm, well, the form of self-torture I detest the most is wasting time on a crowded beach gradually turning into a prune. I've always wanted to visit Africa, I love walking, and Kilimanjaro, at almost six thousand metres high, is one of the highest mountains in the world where you can reach the summit without climbing gear. From bottom to top, you pass through four climate zones–fantastic! So I read on.This time, I found phrases like: 'This lovely day begins with…'; and, 'views like screen savers'; and 'There may be about 124 higher mountains on the globe but there can't be many that are more beautiful, or more tantalizing'; and 'Standing on the summit, you are now enjoying an unrivalled view of Africa–nobody on this great chaotic, crazy, charismatic continent is currently gazing down from as lofty a vantage-point as you.'Eventually, rather than put me off, and viewing the prospect with new respect, I realised Henry Stedman's 373-page guide, crammed with humour, information, maps, details, and sound advice, endeavours to see me safe, happy, and pain free to the summit and back. If, like me, you're tinkering with the notion of climbing Kilimanjaro, this guide is a 'must' read. You'll soon discover what climbing the mountain is all about and whether its challenges are too daunting for you. For me, it's an eye-opener, fills me with confidence, and brings the dream even closer.

  • By Babs D on 4 January 2015

    My dad is planning a trip to Kilimanjaro soon and he said the book (which I gave him as a Christmas gift) has all the information he needs for the trek.

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