Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving It All on Top of Africa

Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving It All on Top of Africa

by Daniel Dorr


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* Entertaining climbing narrative about a destination many dream of visiting

* Perfect gift for adventure travelers and climbers alike

* Dorr's story was featured on the Outdoor Life Network's "Countdown to the 25 Most Dangerous Places"

Mount Kilimanjaro is sometimes called "Everyman's Everest" because it is possible for a novice climber to reach the summit. And every year, more than 30,000 adventure tourists try. But for each person who goes to the mountain, there are thousands more who chat about it at cocktail parties, making plans to go...someday. That's how Daniel Dorr got started: flirting with a beautiful brunette over hot cocoa and spouting impressive plans. Six months later, he was lying on the cold gravel trail at 18,000 feet, panting and hacking in the darkness.

Dorr is a typical marketing exec by day but, amped up by his re-acquaintance with a romantic interest, he gained the determination to pursue one of his lifelong dreams -- summiting Kilimanjaro. When Dorr left behind the familiarity of his weekend-warrior lifestyle in Southern California to reach the top of the 19,340-foot peak, he didn't realize he would cross a threshold to a new way of life. As he fondles expensive hi-tech gear, gets vaccinated for the jungle, travels local-style across East Africa, and vomits on top of the African continent, readers share in the rewards, both large and small, of reaching for personal fulfillment through adventure travel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594853708
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

DANIEL DORR has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro twice as well as other mountains in California, Nevada, and Washington states. He co-founded Kilimanjaro Adventures with his wife, Lisa, which promotes and leads tours in Tanzania. When he is not out exploring the world and having fun in far off places, Dorr is earning a living as a Marketing Manager for Hewlett-Packard.

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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