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Making the Climb: What a Novice Climber Learned About Life on Mount Kilimanjaro [Paperback]

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"IT WAS JUST AFTER DAWN ON A WARM JANUARY DAY IN 1986 WHEN I FIRST SAW KILIMANJARO RISING THROUGH THE EARLY MORNING MIST..." Whatever our age or experience, we all have challenges and obstacles that loom over our lives like mountains. No matter what the cost, we must climb them before we can go any farther. This riveting first-person account of one man's successful climb to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro will inspire and encourage you as you traverse life's rugged terrain. Novice climber John Bowling takes you with him on a nine-day trek to the top of Africa's tallest mountain and shares with you the spiritual insights he learned along the way. Join the author on his exhilarating journey. His adventure will not only captivate you but also help you conquer life's most challenging mountains-no matter how difficult they might seem.

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Our lives are filled with mountains to conquer. No matter our age or experience, we all have issues, obstacles, opportunities, and challenges that dominate our landscapes and force us to climb whether we're ready or not.Making the Climb is a riveting first-person account of one man's attempt to climb to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the life-changing lessons learned along the way. John Bowling describes the challenges and difficulties he encountered during the nine days it took to reach the peak of Africa's tallest mountain and the highest free-standing volcano in the world. With wisdom and fortitude, he shares how this exhilarating adventure has equipped him to face and overcome other personal challenges and mountains in his life. He illustrates how this physical challenge impacted and transformed his spiritual life and shares observations, principles, and insights to help others overcome and conquer the challenges of life—no matter how difficult they might seem. Making the Climb: What a Novice Climber Learned About Life on Mount Kilimanjaro invites you to follow John Bowling up one of the world's most magnificent peaks. With intrigue and reflection, he'll lead you on a challenging journey toward the life-changing reward that awaits you at the top. He offers one caution—'Don't look down '

Item Specifications...

Pages   191
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8" Width: 5.25" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 1, 2007
Publisher   Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City
ISBN  0834123266  
EAN  9780834123267  

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Quick read  Jan 17, 2008
The book provides basic insight and information needed to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. Based on a first hand climbing experience the reader is taken through a day by day experience of the 7 day Lemosho Route (Barafu route for Kibo ascend). The author is a novice climber and describes the challenges most climbers will face in detail. It is an easy and quick read especially if you skip the prayers throughout the chapters. I enjoyed the read but I would not recommend using this book in preparation for your trek however, this book provides enough information for anyone trying to decide whether to do the climb or not.

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