Snowcaps on the Equator: The Fabled Mountains of East and Central Africa

Ward, Clive & Boy, Gordon & Allan, Iain

1990

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Including colour photographs of mountains, some of which have not been photographed before, this book describes the mountains of East and Central Africa - their Afro-alpine flora, varied terrain, the wildlife and the ancient tribes that inhabit them. Included are the "Mountains of the Moon", once thought the source of the Nile; Mount Elgon, whose mineral-salt caves form a subterranean salt-lick; Mount Kenya, attracting mountaineers from all over the world; the Aberdares, home to the notorious "Happy Valley" British aristocrats; and Kilimanjaro, symbol of Africa itself. Clive Ward is publisher and photographer of the climbing journal "Krantz" and "Great Outdoors" magazine. Iain Allan manages a Nairobi-based touring company.

Book ID 772

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Ward, Clive & Boy, Gordon & Allan, Iain Snowcaps on the Equator: The Fabled Mountains of East and Central Africa, 1990
Extract Author: Iain Allan
Page Number: 137
Extract Date: 1890

Mountain of Dreams - Kilimanjaro

Chapter 8

Yes, the partially preserved skeleton of a leopard does exist on the icy crater rim at 5670m (18600ft).

No, Queen Victoria did not give the mountain to the Kaiser as a birthday present.

Extract ID: 4565

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Ward, Clive & Boy, Gordon & Allan, Iain Snowcaps on the Equator: The Fabled Mountains of East and Central Africa, 1990
Extract Author: Iain Allen
Page Number: 179
Extract Date: 1877

The Forgotten Peak: Mount Meru

Chapter 9

The name Meru means "that which does not make a noise", but in fact rumblings have been reported as recently as the early 1960's. The last eruption was probably in 1877, and larva rock or pyroclasts were blown out during Oct and Dec 1910.

Extract ID: 4566
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