At 5895 metres (nearly 4 miles) above sea level, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point on earth that a walker can reach. Success is not guaranteed, because each person's response to rapid altitude gain is different. But you can improve your chances by a wise choice of route and itinerary, by thorough preparation and by taking care of yourself on the mountain. The author provides information and advice about how to choose your route; how to prepare and what to pack; how to prevent and manage altitude sickness; full descriptions of Marangu, Machame and Rongai routes; background on Tanzania, wildlife and Mount Meru; and map flap showing all ascent routes. The book has over 60 colour photographs, opens flat and is printed on waterproof paper.
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"Colourful, concise and comprehensive: this is the book I'll be taking up Kili with me." Sir Chris BoningtonAbout the Author:
Jacquetta Megarry has climbed Kili three times, by Marangu, Machame and Rongai routes (1999, 2000 and 2004). She devised the Rucksack Reader format to suit the needs of long-distance walkers.
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Book Description Rucksack Readers, 2005. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1898481237
Book Description Rucksack Readers, 2005. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111898481237
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