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.
In Kissing Kilimanjaro Dorr shares the adventure. Join him as he fondles expensive gear, travels local-style across East Africa, confronts a Maasai warrior, ...
Author: Daniel Dorr
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
As a single, female, African American, over-forty, divorcee, the author had an epiphany: She had better start living her life. Having lost both parents early in life, she reasoned that she had many more years behind her than left in front of her. That meant that she would embark on doing all of the things she'd ever dreamt of doing. Having never so much as camped out for longer than a day, she decided to take a trip far from the concrete confines of her urban life, and embark on a solo sojourn with Mother Nature to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, East Africa. She had no earthly idea what to expect; not even a clue of whether she could survive at an altitude of 9,000 feet, much less the height of Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,340 feet. Even so, she made the journey across the Atlantic to the top of the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Join the author on this journey as you read her first-person account, and her insight into how you, too, can make a successful trek to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Trekking to the Summit of Mount Kilimanjaro Via the Lemosho Route Sheree Marshall. uphill. While walking, I silently repeated to myself, “You will not get ...
Author: Sheree Marshall
Category: Biography & Autobiography
CLICK HERE to download the first 50 pages from Climbing the Seven Summits * First and only guidebook to climbing all Seven Summits * Full color with 125 photographs and 24 maps including a map for each summit route * Essential information on primary climbing routes and travel logistics for mountaineers, with historical and cultural anecdotes for armchair readers Aconcagua. Denali. Elbrus. Everest. Kilimanjaro. Kosciuszko. Vinson. To a climber, these mountains are known as the Seven Summits* -- the highest peaks on each continent. If you've ever dreamed of climbing Denali or Everest, or joining the even more exclusive "Seven Summiters " club, then Climbing the Seven Summits is the guidebook you need to turn your dream into reality. With Mike Hamill as your guide, you will discover different approaches to tackling the list, as well as details on what you'll need to plan an expedition and what to expect from each climb. For each mountain you'll learn about documents and immunizations, expedition costs, training, guiding options, climbing styles, best seasons, essential gear, day-by-day itineraries, summit routes, maps showing approaches and camps, regional natural history, cultural notes, and even post-climb activities like going on safari in Africa or wine-touring in South America. Throughout you'll also find helpful and inspiring stories from the likes of Conrad Anker, Vern Tejas, Damien Gildea, Eric Simonson, and other famed climbers. Special insider tips from Hamill, based on his years of experience, as well as full-color photographs of each peak round out this collectible guidebook. And, because there remains some controversy about whether Kosciuszko in Australia or Carstenz Pyramid on the island of New Guinea is the "seventh summit," this guidebook to the Seven Summits actually covers eight mountains! *Within mountaineering circles there is debate over which peaks are considered the official Seven Summits. For the purposes of this guidebook, the Seven Summits are based on the continental model used in Western Europe, the United States, and Australia, also referred to as the 'Bass list.'
Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving It All on the Top ofAfrica. Seattle: The Mountaineers Books, 2010. Ridgeway, Rick. The Shadow ofKilimanjaro: On Foot Across ...
Author: Mike Hamill
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
All you need is one month and the determination to change your life Naked in 30 Days is a day-by-day guide to getting yourself in shape through the insider secrets the author has learned in her decades as a fitness expert and award-winning body builder, as well as through diet and exercise and life experience. Theresa’s passion for health inspired her to write Naked in 30 Days to empower women to feel as vibrant and healthy at 45 and beyond as they did at 25. Anyone can do anything for a period of 30 days, and if you put yourself on this plan, you will find that you change your approach to food and exercise, as well as your relationship to both. Before you know it, you’ll be standing naked with yourself…and proud of who you are and how you got there.
Daniel Dorr's book Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving It All on Top of Africa had the answers I needed. The author explained step-by-step how he navigated the ...
Author: Theresa Roemer
Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC
“Play nice!” “Be kind!” “Don’t do that!” Every day, it seems half our conversations with young people is made up of commands dealing with character and niceties--all issues that need to be addressed and not ignored. But how is it working? Do you find yourself back at square one the next day, with a child acting as though they had no idea they shouldn’t be lying? In Parenting with a Story, author Paul Smith, one of the world’s leading experts in organizational storytelling, shows that when stories are used to illustrate to children how choices and consequences play out in the real world, with real people, the impact will be far more profound than the relentless commands that are forgotten or ignored as soon as the parent turns away. This collection of 101 narratives from people around the world and from all walks of life includes lessons that illuminate the power of character, integrity, curiosity, creativity, grit, kindness, patience, gratitude, and other essential characteristics every parent should be trying to instill in their children. Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes funny, always compelling, these stories impart wisdom and help steer choices about: • Resisting peer pressure• Remaining open-minded• Being humble• Making courageous decisions• Standing by their word• Bouncing back from failure• Showing compassion• Picking friends wisely• And moreThroughout all of history, stories have been used to help shape who we are and who we aspire to come. But effective storytelling doesn’t have to be reserved for teachers, writers, and preachers. As a parent, learn how to share stories, discuss them with your child, and watch your child grow into the adult every parent would be proud of.
If you'd like to read a full account of Dan's adventures on Mt. Kilimanjaro, check out his engaging book, Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving It All on Top of ...
Author: Paul Smith
Category: Family & Relationships
* Detailed 12-week program applicable for all levels of fitness * No gym or equipment needed to participate——just access to the outdoors * Measurable milestones and easy-to-follow fitness routines to keep you on track * Written by award-winning fitness coach and mountain guide John Colver Forget the gym. Go outside, and not only will you get in the best shape of your life, but you might even enjoy the experience. That's exactly what John Colver, the award-winning founder of Seattle-based training company AdventX, has been teaching for nearly a decade. In Fit by Nature, he lays out his flagship 12-week outdoor training program——a regimen that requires nothing more than outdoor space and a little inspiration. Starting with seasonal advice, the “Daily Dozen,” his “Challenge by Choice” philosophy, and details on how to utilize the outdoors, John leads you into his exercise and lifestyle program. He also covers fitness basics such as nutrition, injury prevention, goal-setting, and gear lists. With weekly charts and day-by-day descriptions, this book will push you to a new fitness level, whether you run up your neighborhood stairs, jump over logs on a nearby trail, swim laps at your local aquatic park, or simply do stretches in your own backyard.
... and Nancy Schatz Alton Accessible advice for active individuals IT ALL 0N | Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving It All on Top of Africa TOP OF - AFRICA Daniel ...
Author: John Colver
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Category: Health & Fitness
Christine's Kilimanjaro: My Suburban Climb Up the Mountain of Life began with the author writing a thank-you letter to God. Christine found herself at a crossroads in her life when she stumbled across an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show one day. There she sat transfixed before the television, not expecting that her reality in an ordinary world would ever change. She never saw it coming—that this was the day her dreams would begin to change her life forever. “For the first time, I was going to be my own tour guide up my mountain. I could take a new path, instead of the tired one I had become accustomed to. I discovered something new—something that was no longer impossible—along the way, learning as I wrote that life is going to be messy, hurtful, confusing, even magical at times. But if I don’t stop to enjoy my view in the climb, when and if I finally make it to the top, the top will be nothing more than that. The ‘top’ of a mountain!” A beautifully written story about one woman’s quest to be the change she wishes to see in this world. A spiritual awakening took place as the author wrote out snapshots of her life, standing up to her past and a few demons she really never faced until she began to write her memoir. A moving and poignant path to self-discovery about her present and what she envisions her future to become. “Please stay seated, keep all hands and arms inside the moving vehicle at all times. It’s going to be a bumpy ride, people!” That is, unless when you are reading this book you want to stand up and shout WOO-HOO with me. Face it, some rules are meant to be broken!”
Leaning in and kissing me, he called the waiter over and explained to him that I was to be taken care of and that I better not look around, ...
Author: Christine M. Malone
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Dr. Sarah Whitaker has always been an obedient overachiever, but she is burned out. Training to be a surgeon is stressful. So when her fiancé, David, offers a solution—take a break year at a hospital in Africa and climb Mount Kilimanjaro together—she jumps on board. When he backs out, she embarks on the adventure alone. Sarah quickly falls in love with Tanzania, a land of gentle people, exotic wildlife, and stunning natural beauty, from the sands of Zanzibar to the peaks of Kilimanjaro. She also develops great respect for new Tanzanian friends: strong African women who strive to serve an overwhelming need for health care. Shocked by the high rate of maternal mortality and the scourge of female genital mutilation in the country, Sarah begins to speak out against FGM and develops an experimental program to train tribal birth attendants in a remote mountain village. Conditions are primitive there, and life is fragile. The separation takes its toll on her relationship with David, and she fights against feelings for another man. As the months pass, one thing becomes clear: if Sarah survives this year, her life will never be the same again.
JEAN LEAPT OUT to bid Sarah adieu at the hotel, kissing her hand. “You really must visit again.” Pieter unfolded himself from the back seat.
Author: Gayle Woodson
Publisher: She Writes Press
Jim Cummins was born in 1944 and grew up in a small rural community in county Kildare Ireland; he finished school at age 13 and immediately went to work as a farm labourer. He learned to drive trucks at age 17 and later immigrated to Australia where he worked as a miner and learned all about using explosives as part of the job. On returning to work in Ireland he resumed work as a truck driver but soon progressed to senior management and eventually started his own business as co-founder of Primo Oil Company which went on to become a big player in the oil distribution scene in Dublin employing up to 125 people at its height. Jim liked to be adventurous and loved water sports and at one time formed part of the crew in a Trans Atlantic yacht race. He became involved in fundraising for Barretstown the children’s charity and the Make a Wish foundation which is also a children’s charity and went on treks to Brazil, Vietnam, Lesotho and the Inca trail to Macchu Picchu in Peru. Jim and his wife pat also went on charity building projects in Africa building school rooms and an orphanage. In 2011 Jim undertook his greatest adventure to date when he went with his wife Pat to climb Mount Kilimanjaro the world’s highest freestanding mountain. This is the story of Jim’s journey from Kildare to Climbing Kilimanjaro.
... huge moving Picture of a Man kissing a Woman in front of everyone we were shocked, needless to say there was a full House each Friday and Sunday night.
Author: Jim Cummins
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Crawling the last few yards to the fork, Bob studied the small fire the soldiers had started to heat the pot of stew that would be their supper. No matter what angle he took, Bob could not find a body anywhere near the fire or in the small opening the soldiers were huddled in. There was no deep drop-off for another quarter mile, so they couldn't have thrown her body over.Did she make it to the fork before the first group of soldiers made it there and decide to take her chances on up the trail? Moving on his belly, Bob worked his way through the few trees lining the left side of the trail, and in the darkness he smelled the sweat and blood of the soldier a split second before his hand slightly brushed the soldier's sticky blood pooling on the ground. Freezing his hand and body in place, Bob swung his eyes slowly from left to right and back again until he could make out the figure of the soldier and see the large gaping wound in his neck. Another smell suddenly filled his nose and his heart sank; the perfume Kelly wore filled his senses. Moving only his eyes, he tried to pierce the darkness where he knew his daughter had to be but he could not find her. Finally he swept his eyes to the very fringe of the light coming from their fire. He knew if he looked directly at the fire his night vision would be obliterated for at least sixty seconds, and sixty seconds could be the difference between life and death. Bob found nothing on the right side of the fire and slowly moved down and back up to the left of the fire. That was when he saw her!
... cheek with the back of his hand before leaning down and kissing her on the tip ofher nose. “I wish I could say I'll be back in a 145 Escapefrom Kilimanjaro.
Author: Chick Lung
( HARRY is kissing KATE's neck . ) I thought we might destroy each other with what's left of my birthday . KATE . Harold , I'm exhausted .
Author: Bryan Patrick Harnetiaux
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
The story is about the trip I undertook to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Climbing Kilimanjaro was not in my bucket list of things I wanted to do before the end of my time in this world, nor was I physically ready to be part of such a great venture. My experience of this venture related very well with how I see the world around me and how we as people engage and relate with the universe. Climbing Kilimanjaro became a perfect analogy on how to interpret the life we live. It was about the survival on this earth. Our interaction with people and earthly creation is fully captured in a matter of few days on the mountain.
At this point, I felt like kissing the ground as we walked out of the airport building. We were full of excitement that at last we had touched down in ...
Author: Monde A Mondi
For author Dr. David A. Emery, life has been anything but dull. In this memoir, he narrates some of the highlights of his long and colorful life. He also provides a background of his family tree, which found some of its roots in Kansas. From Kansas to Kilimanjaro documents Emerys decisions and their consequences during the international upheaval of World War II. He narrates how, beginning in 1942, he served as an ambulance driver in the American Field Service and became attached to the British Eighth Armys lead tank brigade in North Africa, where he helped save lives and nearly lost his own. Emery tells how he finished his education and became an industrial psychologist and family man. He also discusses how the Cold War brought him back to Africa with his family, where he became involved with the KGB, the CIA, and the FBI. With photos included, this memoir recalls Emerys adventurous spirit and how he found himself involved in humorous and life-threatening adventures: a KGB agent in Africa is outmaneuvered by Marilyn Monroes curves and how a Bedouin present of an Aphrodite olfactory provided elixir for a lonely soldier. From Kansas to Kilimanjaro provides keen insights gleaned from one mans interesting life, but also provides a historical context of the world throughout the years.
It was a clear, mild moonlit night, and we soon wrapped ourselves into a heavy hugging, kissing, caressing session that drove me up such a crescendo of ...
Author: David A. Emery
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Author Jarda Cervenka discovers that reality is often stranger than fiction while living and traveling in East and West Africa. In this collection of stories set in Africa, he describes how those who do not belong, sufferand then want to return to the Dark Continent again. His tales recall a calm village man whose best time in life was the Biafra war, two young Americans who hitchhike to Lake Baringo in Kenya, and a Peace Corps volunteer who disappears in the deadly Niger River delta. He also tells of a young businessman from Baltimore who is in love with an Igbo girland who encounters a prostitute in an unusual circumstance while on a business trip in Lagos. In another tale, a Californian professor with malformed feet travels to a deep jungle to learn how to construct orthopedic shoes, which change his life. Finally, three adventurers, kidnapped by ruthless robbers, get help from a French secret agent and a dose of luck. Life in Africa can be grim and disturbing, but theres also humor, humanity, and lots of adventure in the Four Thorns of Kilimanjaro.
“No, I thought you were thinking about how to avoid kissing me again.” She laughed and looked at her watch. “I will think about you, and I'll remember how I ...
Author: Jarda Cervenka
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Through intensive and extensive research the frontiers of knowledge in social, economic, political and religious life of people of Kilimanjaro Mountain area has been extensively revealed. The book enables readers to see Kilimanjaro and its people from a much better view and perspectives. For the first time the book has assisted in removing the many gaps that existed in the history of Kilimanjaro and its people thus making progress in the effort to get a better and more comprehensive understanding of the Wa-Shaka people of Kilimanjaro. In that endeavor recognition is made of the esteemed contributions of people such as Charles Dundas (1924), Miss Mary Cathleen Stahl (1962) and a few other recent day persons such as Dr. Anzamen Lema. The book puts readers on a new level of understanding of Wa-Shaka people in a simple but understandable language, which makes it not only easily manageable but also friendly in the effort to comprehend its contents. It is a unique master piece of work.
Similarly, in Chagga, public displays of affection, such as hugging and kissing in public, were considered to be very inappropriate and embarrassing.
Author: Abisai Temba
Publisher: Notion Press
This tightly focused guide reflects the area that is most popularly toured by first-time visitors to Tanzania. Featuring all the relevant detail of Philip Briggs' full Bradt guide to Tanzania, it also incorporates expanded coverage of the wildlife and natural history of the region plus extra environmental information, making it the indispensable companion to a safari in northern Tanzania's renowned national parks. Features include:
... one such emotion : it is frowned upon for members of the opposite sex to hold hands publicly , and kissing or embracing would be seriously offensive .
Author: Philip Briggs
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
WHY BE YOURSELF WHEN YOU CAN BE PERFECT? **As featured on The High Low podcast** 'MAGNIFICENT. Brutally honest and righteously angry but still HUGELY enjoyable and engaging. I bow down!' Marian Keyes 'A thoughtful, intelligent, urgent novel women need to read.' Dolly Alderton The highly-anticipated new novel from Holly Bourne, bestselling author of HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW? _____________ He said he was looking for a 'partner in crime' which everyone knows is shorthand for 'a woman who isn't real'. April is kind, pretty, and relatively normal - yet she can't seem to get past date five. Every time she thinks she's found someone to trust, they reveal themselves to be awful, leaving her heartbroken. And angry. If only April could be more like Gretel. Gretel is exactly what men want - she's a Regular Everyday Manic Pixie Dream Girl Next Door With No Problems. The problem is, Gretel isn't real. And April is now claiming to be her. As soon as April starts 'being' Gretel, dating becomes much more fun - especially once she reels in the unsuspecting Joshua. Finally, April is the one in control, but can she control her own feelings? And as she and Joshua grow closer, how long will she be able to keep pretending? _____________ PRAISE FOR HOLLY BOURNE: 'Honest and unflinching' Stylist 'Funny, touching and painfully true' Grazia 'Relatable for any woman navigating emotional time bombs' Red 'Bourne incinerates the lies we're all capable of telling ourselves' Emerald Street 'Funny, real and heartbreaking' Lucy Vine 'Funny, sad, honest, insightful, up-to-the-minute' Roisin Meaney 'Smart, witty and perceptive. Razor-sharp on friendship, self-image and self-deception' Lucy Diamond
... she just loves travelling – and so I have to sit through some of the same stories he's already told me about Mount Kilimanjaro. We start kissing again.
Author: Holly Bourne
Publisher: Hachette UK
Ernest Hemingway is a giant among 20th-century American authors. Even during his own time, he had a cult following. His many books, The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro remain well-loved classics to this day. In 1954 Hemmingway won the Nobel Prize for literature in recognition of his talent. “Papa” Hemingway possessed a bright personality and traveled incessantly. He handwrote his manuscripts in pencil and on a “good” day he could write seven pencils down to their nubs while standing in one place; moving only to shift his body weight from one foot to the other. A tragic figure, he suffered from numerous maladies and injuries throughout his life: anthrax, malaria, amoebic dysentery, pneumonia, skin cancer, hepatitis, and diabetes amongst them. Additionally, he experienced ruptured internal organs (kidneys, spleen, and liver), a cracked vertebra, and a fractured skull. His passions were three: literature, alcohol, and fishing. Among his favorite books, Hemingway listed Flaber’s Madam Bovary, Stendhal’s The Red and the Black, Joyce’s Dubliners, Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, and Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov as must-reads for all. THE NOVELS THE TORRENTS OF SPRING THE SUN ALSO RISES A FAREWELL TO ARMS TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS ACROSS THE RIVER AND INTO THE TREES THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA THE SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS THREE STORIES AND TEN POEMS IN OUR TIME MEN WITHOUT WOMEN WINNER TAKE NOTHING THE FIFTH COLUMN AND THE FIRST FORTY-NINE STORIES THE FIFTH COLUMN AND FOUR STORIES OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR MISCELLANEOUS SHORT STORIES THE PLAY THE FIFTH COLUMN THE POETRY THE NON-FICTION DEATH IN THE AFTERNOON GREEN HILLS OF AFRICA NEWSPAPER ARTICLES THE AUTOBIOGRAPHIES HEMINGWAY, THE WILD YEARS A MOVEABLE FEAST
The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and other Ernest Hemingway. her tea shop before he had kissed ...
Author: Ernest Hemingway
Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
A sexy standalone romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Anne Marsh He’s big. He’s sexy. And he’s hung. The first time I meet Pick Revere I tried to bash his head in with a baseball bat. The second time, I kissed the ever-loving daylights out of him on a dare. For a girl who’s on the lam and hiding from her cop ex, I’m failing miserably at laying low. Instead, I’m going up in delicious flames—because Pick’s the hottest, roughest, toughest bad boy firefighter I’ve ever laid eyes (or lips) on. He promises he has a big hose—and knows how to use it. I’d investigate, but I need my job as a cook at the fire camp. I’m supposed to serve my hotshot breakfast—not me. I’m supposed to keep my secrets. And I’m definitely supposed to stay single. But I’m not prepared for what happens after our kiss. Pick’s magnetic and dangerous. He’s short-term fun—not Mr. Commitment. But then he volunteers to be my muscle when my douche ex tracks me down. And I shouldn’t want more than that. But I do. I should run as fast as I could from Pick. But I won’t. Because he sets me on fire and you know what they say about firefighters—the hotter you get, the faster they come. How’s a gal to say no? This is a sexy standalone romantic comedy for fans of Lauren Blakely, Helena Hunting, and dirty, raunchy, hot firefighters. It is the first in a new series.
Another cook mimes kissing, hooking a tanned arm around the neck of an imaginary ... about as visible now as a fireworks show on top of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Author: Anne Marsh
Publisher: Anne Marsh
New Edition Available 4/1/2013 With a unique emphasis on possible solutions to world health problems, this book addresses all the key issues of global health at a level basic enough that students from a variety of majors can understand the material. It will give the reader: An understanding of biological and social aspects of major global health issues, especially in the areas of infectious disease, nutrition, and environmental health. A knowledge of population groups that are at increased risk of poor health and familiarity with policies and programs designed to reduce health inequalities. A familiarity with global health vocabulary, the basic methods used to assess global health, and the tools to locate and understand additional global health information. The author has included over 170 tables and figures to illustrate important concepts as well as a supplemental chapter on how to read journal articles. The text is also accompanied by downloadable instructor resources including PowerPoint slides, a TestBank, and an instructor’s manual with suggested discussion questions and sample syllabi.
... 29, 241 Kilimanjaro Programme of Action, 90 Kissing bugs, 131, 132 Klinefelter Syndrome, 37 Knock knees (see Rickets) Kuru, 139 Kuwait, 222 Kwashiorkor, ...
Author: Kathryn H. Jacobsen
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers