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The Atlas Mountains of Morocco offer an incredible variety of scenery, climate and terrain, where the Berbers' way of life has changed little in a thousand years. The range provides opportunities for walking and scrambling throughout the year, making it a particularly desirable destination for the trekking enthusiast. This new edition of the guide, now fully updated, provides all the information necessary for a successful trip.
The guide includes:
. a useful introduction providing all the practical advice required by trekkers in Morocco
. descriptions of walks in the three regions of Toubkal, Mgoun Massif and Jebel Sahro, and of other areas in the Atlas range . a comprehensive appendix providing useful addresses, bibliography and a glossary, and information on traverses and ski-touring
Pages: 160Dimensions: 12 cm x 17,5 cm
Kilimanjaro andEast Africa
A Climbing and Trekking Guide
For trekkers or climbers hoping to reach the top of Kilimanjaro or challenge themselves on the remote spires of Mount Kenya, or explore East Africa’s lesser-visited areas such as Mount Meru and Rwenzoris of Uganda, this new and completely revised guide is ideal.
The guide includes more than 50 routes, including summit walk-ups and serious technical climbs, there are details of useful websites for the trekker/climber visiting the area and dozens of do’s and don’ts to help you stay safe. Also covered are tips on transportation, places to stay and how to obtain permits and visas.
No of Pages: 240Page Size: 135 x 210
Kilimanjaro, a national park and a World Heritage Site, is Africa's highest mountain, the world's tallest freestanding massif and one of the world's largest volcanoes. This snowcapped dormant volcano towers almost 5km above Tanzania's savannah. Yet it is possible to reach the 5895m summit without any technical climbing ability. This classic African trek passes through cloud forest, alpine moorland, high desert and a barren summit zone to reach Uhuru Peak, the 'roof of Africa'. A trek on this beautiful peak, which is one of the world's coveted Seven Summits, is a daunting, exciting challenge in defiance of the extreme altitude.
. a comprehensive introduction to getting to and trekking on the mountain, and information on trek preparation, health issues and ,visas
. a detailed account of Kilimanjaro's geology, exploration and its flora and fauna
. complete route descriptions of the mountain's six ascent routes, three summit ascent routes and
the descent paths
. useful appendices that include lists of addresses, outfitters and accommodation providers.
Pages: 256Dimensions: 12 cm x 17,5 cm
Walk up Africa's highest mountain.
At 5895m (19,341 ft) Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest mountain. Yet with no mountaineering skills necessary to reach the summit, even nonclimbers 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 icy arctic wastes of the summit, this is one of the most beautiful and challenging treks there is. This guide includes:
. Comprehensive trail guide including 23 detailed trekking maps to the Machame, Marangu and Rongai (Loitokitok) trails
. Planning your trip and booking a trek Including how and when to go, what to take, where and how to book your trek, with extensive rundowns of trekking agencies both within Tanzania and around the world
. City guides - Where to stay, eat and what to see en route to Kili in: Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Moshi and Marangu
. Background information Comprehensive history, geology, climate, flora and fauna sections, plus information on the Chagga people who live here
. Green hiking - how to minimize your impact on a fragile region
. Health and safety - including detailed information on altitude sickness
. Language sections - Swahili and Chagga
Pages: 242Dimensions: 12,5 cm x 18 cm
At 5895 metres (nearly four miles) above sea level, the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point on earth to which you can walk. This is a mountain of contrasts and extremes. You start from tropical rain forest and finish in arctic conditions, passing through a landscape formed by ice and fire. Yet any well-prepared walker with enough determination may be able to reach 'the roof of Africa'.
The greatest challenge is the huge altitude gain. The author's advice on preventing altitude sickness is based on medical research, and on her own experience of three ascents by different routes. The guidebook includes:
* drop-down map showing Marangu, Machame and Rongai routes* advice on planning, preparation, and choosing your route* practical information on climbing Mount Meru for pre-acclimatisation* advice on choosing equipment, and packing for easy retrieval* medical advice on how to prevent and manage altitude symptoms* background on the geology, history, habitats and wildlife* full colour throughout, with over 60 photographs.
64pp+4pp map flap145x210 mm
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