‘Stedman's wonderfully down-to-earth, practical guide to the mountain, with excellent tips on preparing for the trek and a roundup of routes to the top’.
Longitude Books (New York)
‘A top pick for any who plan on embarking on a trek to the mountain. It covers everything, from city accommodations and restaurants nearby to what to see en route, then how to plan and book a trek to Kilimanjaro. Any outdoor or travel collection needs this’.
California Bookwatch, May 2010
‘Comprehensive and informative’.
Wanderlust, February 2011
‘You wouldn't want to be without this book if heading for Kilimanjaro’. Backpack, Autumn 2010
‘Contains almost everything you could possibly want to know about the mountain, its ascent and its surroundings’.
Strider, April 2010
‘Stedman is something of a Kili obsessive...and that shows on every page of this fully revised and expanded edition of his guide... Recommended.
Trek & Mountain, March 2010
‘A model of what a guidebook should be’.
From the Back Cover
Fully revised and expanded 4th edition – includes MOUNT MERU
The most authoritative and detailed guide to climbing Africa’s highest mountain
‘Stedman’s wonderfully down-to-earth, practical guide to the mountain’. Longitude Books
At 5895 metres (19,341ft) Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain. Yet with no mountaineering skills necessary to reach the summit, even non-climbers can experience the thrill of climbing one of the world’s greatest peaks. Taking you from the dusty plains of East Africa through jungle and moorland to the glacier -clad summit, this is one of the most beautiful and challenging treks there is.
Comprehensive trail guide and maps to the six major routes: Machame, Marangu, Rongai (Loitokitok), Lemosho, Shira and Umbwe – by a writer who’s climbed them all City guides – Where to stay, eat and what to see en route to Kili in: Dar es Salaam, Nairobi, Arusha, Moshi and Marangu Planning your trip and booking a trek when to go, what to take, how to book your trek: extensive reviews of trekking agenciesMount Meru – a popular pre-Kilimanjaro trek Background information Comprehensive history, geology, climate, flora and fauna, plus cultural information on the Chagga people Health and safety on Kilimanjaro Green trekking – minimizing your impact Porters’ rights – how you can help GPS waypoints – also downloadable from website
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