I stumbled upon a novice Mt Kilimanjaro climbing book today: Kilimanjaro: Hakuna Matata, by Chris Baker. I don’t know anything about this guy and it doesn’t seem like he is a famous writer, but he did take the time to write a book, which is a huge undertaking. I always find it interesting when people publish an entire book about their climbing experiences, as obviously it has changed them in some significant way. Read the book and find out. Please let me know if you do!
My favorite quote on his website, probably sums up what everyone should consider before climbing the mountain. “It was also probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done. For much of the time the climb was actually quite unpleasant – absolutely exhausting, freezing cold and unbearably short of oxygen. For that reason I always hesitate to recommend the climb when people ask me: it will be hard, unpleasant and possibly unsuccessful – there are many people out there who definitely would not enjoy it.”
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All of his earning will go to support the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project, which is a noble cause.
Good job Chris!