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Kissing Kilimanjaro : Leaving it All on Top of Africa - Daniel Dorr

Kissing Kilimanjaro

Leaving it All on Top of Africa

Paperback Published: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9781594853708
Number Of Pages: 256

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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. This is a humorous and inspirational account of how far one man will go to impress a woman and conquer Africa's highest mountain. 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 realise 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 fulfilment through adventure travel.

Anything for a Beautiful Brunettep. 11
The Romantic Glow of a Halogen Headlampp. 23
Tourist Classp. 35
Baboons Come In and Make Problemsp. 61
Polepolep. 87
Haraka, Haraka, Haina Barakap. 121
Out of Africap. 143
German Trainingp. 161
There, and Back Againp. 169
This Time, With Feelingp. 201
Leave It on the Mountainp. 229
Recommended Readingp. 235
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ISBN: 9781594853708
ISBN-10: 1594853703
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.34