Kilimanjaro & East Africa: A Climbing and Trekking Guide (Google eBook)

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The Mountaineers Books, 2006 - Sports & Recreation - 239 pages
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For trekkers or climbers hoping to reach the top of Kilimanjaro-one of the coveted Seven Summits-or challenge themselves on the remote spires of Mount Kenya, or explore East Africa's lesser-visited areas such as Mount Meru and the Rwenzoris of Uganda, this completely revised guide is ideal. It contains more than 50 routes, including summit walk-ups and serious technical climbs. Author Cameron Burns includes everything you need to know to plan a safe and successful visit to the region, including up-to-date trip planning information and prices, tips on transportation and places to stay, as well as the scoop on hiring outfitters and obtaining permits and visas.
  

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Regional Luxury shuttle & tours is a transport and tour company that offer transport from Nairobi to Arusha ,Moshi and Marangu. The shuttle bus leaves from Nairobi at 0800hrs and at 1400hrs.
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Contents

HISTORY
13
ABOUT EAST AFRICA
33
CLIMBING IN EAST AFRICA
53
KILIMANJARO
83
FORESTMOORLAND ROUTES
89
KIBO
100
KIBOSOUTHERN GLACIERS
103
KIBOBREACH WALL
107
POINT DUTTON
164
THOMSONS FLAKE
165
RWENZORIS
167
BUJUKUMUBUKU CIRCUIT
168
MOUNT SPEKE
179
MOUNT STANLEY
182
MOUNT BAKER
186
Embassies
189

KIBONORTHWESTERN GLACIERS
112
MAWENZI
114
MOUNT MERU
117
MOMELLA ROUTE
120
MOUNT KENYA
125
FORESTMOORLAND ROUTES
129
POINT LENANA
143
NELIONBATIAN
145
POINT MELHUISH
160
MIDGET PEAK
162
POINT PETER
163
National Parks
201
Transportation
203
Outfitters
206
Hotels and Hut Reservations
209
Map and Guidebook Sources
216
Glossary of Local Languages
218
Additional Reading
223
Acknowledgments
226
Notes
227
Index
233
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Page 23 - At first we traversed the ice obliquely upward, each step requiring thirty blows with the axe. There was a thin covering of snow. Then we turned a little towards the base of the lesser summit, but seeing no foothold on the rock we resumed our oblique traverse upward towards the greater. The glacier was steep, so that our shoulders were close to it. Had we fallen, we should have gone over an ice cliff on to the Darwin Glacier several hundred feet below.
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About the author (2006)

Cameron M. Burns is a staff editor at the Rocky Mountain Institute. His writing and photography have appeared in many periodicals, including "American Alpine Journal, Climbing, Rock & Ice", "Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News", and "Runner's World". He is also the author of several books on hiking and climbing, including "Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Colorado, Desert Select, Climbing California's Fourteeners, Colorado Ice Climber's Guide", and "Kilimanjaro/Mount Kenya Guide". Burns lives with his family in Basalt, Colorado.

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