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About the 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 […]

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Kissing Kilimanjaro: Leaving it all on top of Africa

A New Adventure Travel Memoir 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 […]

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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."

    “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