Kilimanjaro is a snow covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called the Masai 'Nga je Ngai,' the House of God. Close to the western summit there is the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude. Ernest Hemingway in the preamble to The Snows of Kilimanjaro
This book is dedicated to Mohammed 'Moody' Limotko, guide and companion on my first trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro, who died before the publication of this second edition.
On 22 November, 2001, Bruno Brunod of Italy stood at Marangu Gate on the southern slopes of God's greatest mountain, Kilimanjaro.
If you reach the Ash Pit, you can truly say that you have conquered this mountain.
This guide to treks and excursions around Kilimanjaro provides information on getting to Kilimanjaro from Europe, North America and Australasia, trekking preparations, where to stay and eat along the trails, employing a guide or porter, the environment and health and safety.… (more)