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KILIMANJARO - ASCENT PREPARATIONS, PRACTICALITIES AND TREKKING ROUTES TO THE 'ROOF OF AFRICA'

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Publisher : CICERONE

Publication date : 2018

EAN/ISBN : 9781852847586

Format : paperback

Size : 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5 cm

Number of pages : 272

Description

trekking guide

At 5895m, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest point and the highest freestanding mountain in the world, yet it is possible to reach its summit, Uhuru Peak, without any technical climbing ability. However, that is not to say that it is an easy undertaking: each year, many people fail in their attempt, often due to poor preparation or insufficient acclimatisation. Those who do make it to 'the Roof of Africa' are richly rewarded, enjoying outstanding views, the unique experience of being 'on top of the world' and, of course, a tremendous sense of achievement.

Alexander Stewart's guidebook is packed with advice to maximise your chance of reaching Uhuru Peak. The first chapter covers preparation and practicalities, offering guidance on how to choose a route and an outfitter, along with extensive information on travel, equipment, health considerations, guides and porters and ethical trekking. The second chapter tells the story of Kilimanjaro and the people, plants and wildlife of the region, presenting a fascinating insight to enrich your trip. This is followed by a description of the six main ascent routes – the Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Lemosho, Shira and Rongai Routes, plus three summit routes, two descent routes and the circuit path which circumnavigates the mountain.

As a result of its height and location six hours from Nairobi, trekkers climbing Kilimanjaro move from the lush tropics, through temperate climes, alpine moorland and barren high-alpine desert to the permanently snow-capped, volcanic summit – and back – in the course of five or six days.  The stunning natural beauty of the scenery, the warm and friendly locals and the unique sense of achievement make for a truly unforgettable experience.

Delivery conditions

Shipment by tracked mail or Colissimo

1 - France :
  • up to 0.100 gr  : 2.20 euros
  • 0.250 gr : 3.50 euros
  • 0.500 gr : 4.50 euros
  • 1.000 gr : 7.20 euros
  • 2.000 gr : 9.00 euros
  • 3.000 gr : 12.00 euros
  • 5.000 gr : 12.00 euros
2 - Europe and Maghreb :
  • up to 0.100 gr : 5.05 euros
  • 0.250 gr : 8.60 euros
  • 0.500 gr : 11.00 euros
  • 1.000 gr : 14.40 euros
  • 2.000 gr : 19.00 euros
  • 5.000 gr : 26.60 euros
3 - Rest of the world :
  • same up to 2 kgs

Return or exchange authorized and refunded up to 14 days - The item must be returned in its original condition with the invoice and packaging.

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