Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving It All on Top of Africa

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Mount Kilimanjaro is sometimes called "everyman's Everest" because even an inexperienced climber can reach the summit. That's how Daniel Dorr started; a novice who was trying to impress a beautiful brunette with dreams of adventure. Six months after spouting big plans he was lying on a cold gravel trail in Africa at 18,000 feet, panting and hacking in the darkness. But it didn't end there.

In Kissing Kilimanjaro Dorr shares the adventure. Join him as he fondles expensive gear, ...

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Overview

Mount Kilimanjaro is sometimes called "everyman's Everest" because even an inexperienced climber can reach the summit. That's how Daniel Dorr started; a novice who was trying to impress a beautiful brunette with dreams of adventure. Six months after spouting big plans he was lying on a cold gravel trail in Africa at 18,000 feet, panting and hacking in the darkness. But it didn't end there.

In Kissing Kilimanjaro Dorr shares the adventure. Join him as he fondles expensive gear, travels local-style across East Africa, confronts a Maasai warrior, trudges up the mountain (twice), and vomits on top of the African continent.

It's the story of an ordinary man trying to do something extraordinary and all the rewards-both large and small-of reaching for personal fulfillment through adventure travel, physical challenge, and being willing to leave it all on the mountain.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594853708
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 235
  • Sales rank: 784,822
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Anything for a Beautiful Brunette 11

2 The Romantic Glow of a Halogen Headlamp 23

3 Tourist Class 35

4 Baboons Come In and Make Problems 61

5 Polepole 87

6 Haraka, Haraka, Haina Baraka 121

7 Out of Africa 143

8 German Training 161

9 There, and Back Again 169

10 This Time, With Feeling 201

11 Leave It on the Mountain 229

Recommended Reading 235

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    Great read. Interesting and informative. Also very entertainin

    Great read. Interesting and informative. Also very entertaining. Well done

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  • Posted January 9, 2011

    Book will take you on multiple adventures!

    True to the book's synopsis, Mr. Dorr provides a fun memoir of a 9 to 5-er's excellent use of his precious vacation days. Book is well paced and informative (without being encyclopedic). Kilimanjaro is Mr. Dorr's main goal, but he also shares several other interesting adventures.

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