About the Author: Daniel Dorr

Author: Daniel Dorr

Author: Daniel Dorr

Daniel Dorr is 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.kiliadventures.com and join him on Facebook.

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Kilimanjaro Inspiration

Interview with Daniel Dorr, Author of Kissing Kilimanjaro

Need a little extra inspiration to climb Kilimanjaro or overcome any other big challenges?  Daniel Dorr, author of Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it All on Top of Africa, was recently interviewed about what it takes to be an everyday champion and an inspirational player.   Hear about his adventure to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro and all the everyday champions who inspired him to reach the summit.  Enjoy some Kilimanjaro inspiration!

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Kissing Kilimanjaro Awarded Best of 2010

The editors at Amazon.com have awarded Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it All on Top of Africa one of the best books of 2010 in the Outdoor & Nature category!  Editors said:  “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.

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Author Daniel Dorr featured in Cincinnati Magazine

Author Daniel Dorr was recently featured in Cincinnati Magazine for giving local presentations to help motivate and inspire attendees to overcome their own mountains.  Dorr conducted presentations at local book and outdoor stores as well as to corporate clients.   He shared what it took for an ordinary guy to reach the top of the African continent and how ordinary people can achieve something extraordinary.

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Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it all on top of Africa

A New Adventure Travel Memoir by Daniel Dorr

Book Cover for Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it all on top of Africa by Daniel Dorr

Mount 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.

Kissing Kilimanjaro” is a detailed and sometimes humorous account of a regular guy who goes from the comforts of home to the rigors of a 19,340 foot mountain.  Join Dorr as he fondles expensive gear, travels local-style across East Africa, confronts a Maasai warrior, trudges up the mountain and vomits on the top of the African continent.

Follow him through the minor inconveniences and major self-discoveries that come with mountaineering.  It’s the story of an ordinary man trying to do something extraordinary and all the rewards—both large and small—of reaching for personal fulfillment through adventure travel, physical challenge, and the ability to leave it all on the mountain.

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You can buy it at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, REI an other great bookstores.

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  • Reviews:

    "Kissing Kilimanjaro is a terrific account of the physical and emotional journey to the top of Kilimanjaro and it is told with humor, an eye for detail, and a sense of humbleness. I started the book the afternoon I received it and I could not put it down until I finished it. Anyone who has ever climbed a mountain, trekked across some storied route, or just dreamed of adventure will relate to this story." --Amazon.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