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The Grand Adventure - Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti Mike A. Kluger

The Grand Adventure - Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti

Mike A. Kluger

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ISBN : 9781461004752
Kindle Edition
148 pages
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The Grand Adventure is truly an apt description of this sixty-mile journey from the tropics to the arctic, culminating on the 19,340-foot peak atop Mt. Kilimanjaro. With the sun rising over the horizon, it was possible to see the curvature of theMoreThe Grand Adventure is truly an apt description of this sixty-mile journey from the tropics to the arctic, culminating on the 19,340-foot peak atop Mt. Kilimanjaro. With the sun rising over the horizon, it was possible to see the curvature of the earth as Africa stretched out in all its splendor. The author takes the reader on his seven-day climb up Kilimanjaro, providing vividly rich images of the constantly changing flowers, trees, birds, and animals that make this mountain their home. So rich and detailed are the descriptions that you, too, will feel as if you experienced the changing topography, the hot equatorial sun,the bitterly cold nights, the breathtaking sunrises, and the six-hour starlit trek to the summit in bone-chilling cold. Upon descending the mountain, the experience continues onto the Serengeti, and its neverending savannahs, open grasslands, bird-filled acacia trees, flamingo-filled lakes and home to more than 2.5 million animals. Close-up encounters with wildebeests, elephants, zebras, lions, water buffalos, leopards, baboons, giraffes, and monitor lizards are described with such compelling detail that it will change the way you view your world.The author is an avid hiker who has trekked over a wide variety of trails including Mr. Rainer (Washington), Grand Tetons (Wyoming), Pike’s Peak (Colorado), Grand Canyon (Arizona), Big Bend (Texas), Denali (Alaska), Lake Victoria (Canada), Lake District (England), and the Blue Mountains (Australia). His next planned hike is Annapurna (Nepal).