Kilimanjaro: Ascent preparations, practicalities and trekking routes to the 'Roof of Africa' (2nd Edition)
At 5895m, Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest point and the highestfreestanding mountain in the world, yet it is possible to reach itssummit, Uhuru Peak, without any technical climbing ability. Thosewho do make it to 'the Roof of Africa' are richly rewarded,enjoying outstanding views, the unique experience of being 'on topof the world' and, of course, a tremendous sense ofachievement.This practical guidebook is split into four parts and includesall the information needed to fully prepare and undertake asuccessful trek. The first chapter covers preparation andpracticalities, offering guidance on how to choose a route and anoutfitter, along with extensive information on travel, equipment,health considerations, guides and porters and ethical trekking. Thesecond chapter tells the story of Kilimanjaro and the people,plants and wildlife of the region, presenting a fascinating insightto enrich your trip. This is followed by a description of the sixmain ascent routes - the Marangu, Machame, Umbwe, Lemosho, Shiraand Rongai Routes, plus three summit routes, two descent routes andthe circuit path which circumnavigates the mountain.