The Valley of Volcanoes

The Valley of Volcanoes : Climbs in East Africa

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A Beginners guide to climbing mountains in the Rift Valley of East Africa. The most famous of all volcanoes in the Rift Valley of East Africa is Mount Kilimanjaro; but there are a few other high mountains to climb too: these are Mount Meru, Mount Elgon, Mount Hanang and the active volcano, Ol Doinyo Lengai. Although these are non-technical ascents (i.e. not requiring harnesses, ropes, crampons, etc., ), make no mistake; these are real 'climbs' on real mountains and not mere strolls up big hills. This little book gives a Mountain Leader's insight to the climbs and shows inexperienced or first-time climbers what the tour company glossy brochures do not, and helps them properly prepare for what to expect... blow-by-blow, warts and all!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 5.84mm | 190.51g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507764324
  • 9781507764329

About MR Steven James Foreman Frgs

Steven James Foreman, FRGS, a former soldier in the British Army was licensed as a Professional Guide by the Botswana Wildlife Institute, holds Mountain Leadership Certificates and is a trained and experienced First-Aider. Steve has worked all over Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, and Uganda and has made several excursions into the DRC. As well as being a safari guide and mountain leader, his jobs within the safari industry have included training officer, operations manager, vehicle mechanic, food & beverages manager, camp manager, boat driver, mountain leader, freelance travel writer and anti-poaching assessor for the Tanzanian Rhino Conservation Project (Frankfurt Zoological Society). He was engaged by the Vocational Education Training Authority (VETA) of Tanzania as an Expert Consultant to write and compile the National Training Curriculum for Tour Guides for the Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources. Steve lives in Uganda with his South Sudanese wife Hellen and their two children, Sam and Ashleigh. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS).
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