Join us for a 1 hour journey to the top of the African continent. Kilimanjaro is sometimes called the “everyman’s Everest” because it’s possible for even a novice to reach the summit. That’s how Daniel Dorr got started; a novice who was trying to impress a beautiful brunette with dreams of adventure. Six months later he was laying on the cold gravel trail in Africa at 18,000 feet, panting and hacking in the darkness suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness. But it didn’t end there.
This presentation is a detailed and sometimes humorous account of a regular guy who went from the comforts of home to the rigors of a 19,340 foot mountain. Join Daniel as he discusses the mountain, traveling local-style across East Africa, trekking up the mountain and leaving it all on the top of the African continent. The presentation will be a mix of history, culture, information, personal stories and lots of pictures.
About the speaker:
Daniel Dorr is the author of Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it All on the Top of Africa. He’s an ordinary guy with a 9-to-5 job who has been fortunate enough to have had some very extraordinary experiences: teaching in Japan; rock climbing in Yosemite, the Alps, and the Philippines; working on a dairy farm in western New York; and traveling to East Africa for a climb (or two). Connect with him and other Kilimanjaro dreamers at www.kissingkilimanjaro.com.
“Daniel Dorr’s Kissing Kilimanjaro is a marvelous story, the kind of narrative that will appeal to readers of hardcore mountaineering literature and casual travel mis-adventure stories alike. His observations about East Africa, the cultures and wildlife, and the adventure he ultimately circles in on—that is, climbing ‘Kili’—are a delightful escape.”
—Cameron M. Burns, author, Kilimanjaro & East Africa: A Climbing and Trekking Guide