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Jacquetta Megarry  
12 October 2009
UK price £9.99
98pp, 115 x 145mm, 116g


Summit of Africa


Jacquetta Megarry

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“Colourful, concise and comprehensive" - Sir Chris Bonington, mountaineer

At 5895 m (19,340 ft) Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain on earth. It is an extremely popular mountain but easily underestimated. The author has summited by all the main trekking routes, and compares them in detail.

The book describes the habitat zones, geology and history of Mount Kilimanjaro. A section is devoted to the ascent of nearby Mount Meru, which makes an ideal acclimatisation climb if completed just before Kili.


This guidebook tells you all you need to plan and complete your trek on Mount Kilimanjaro. It contains

  • concise advice on planning and preparation
  • how to choose your route, itinerary and team
  • how to prevent and manage altitude sickness
  • details of Machame, Lemosho, Marangu and Rongai routes
  • habitat zones, wildlife, geology and history
  • practical tips on gear and packing
  • foldout map with all routes on the mountain
  • 98 pages with open-flat binding
  • in full colour, with 90 photographs
  • pocket-sized, rugged and weatherproof.
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1.4 Choosing your route
2.4 Habitats and wildlife
3.1 Why climb Mount Meru?
4.2 Lemosho ascent

From a review in "Irish Mountain Log"

This pocket guide is definitely worth the precious space in your rucksack. Colourful, concise and comprehensive, it provides invaluable information vital for a successful ascent of the highest peak in Africa.

Aileen Moloney's review in IML no 93, Spring 2010 p54

From a review in "Scottish Mountaineer"

Very relevant and up to date. The lack of waffle and the concentration on the core issues … of high altitude trekking and climbing, a breakdown of the various routes, along with handy sections such as some basic Swahili phrases, information on the pre-Kili ascent of Mount Meru makes the book come across as being informed and well planned.

Pete Hill''s review in SM Nov 2009 page 94

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