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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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Kilimanjaro Inspiration

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 […]

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Kissing Kilimanjaro Awarded Best of 2010

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

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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 […]

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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