This guidebook presents 75 day walks of 1km to 26km in South Africa's Maloti-Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in KwaZulu Natal and easily accessible from Johannesburg, Harrismith, Pietermaritzburg and Durban, the region boasts dramatic cliffs, gorges and waterfalls, abundant wildlife and 2,000 year old rock paintings.
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
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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