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Zombies on Kilimanjaro, by Tim Ward – May 2012

Zombies on Kilimanjaro, by Tim Ward   May 2012Worth a read !

On the journey to the “Roof of Africa,” a father and 20-year-old son traverse the treacherous terrain of divorce, rebellion, dark secrets and old grudges, as they forge an authentic adult relationship.

 Trekking up the world’s highest freestanding mountain, they explore how our stories about ourselves can imprison us in the past, and the necessity of letting go. The final all-night climb to the volcano’s frozen summit becomes a rite of passage, as oxygen-deprivation turns them into shuffling, brain-dead zombies. The mountain too has a story to tell, a story about Climate Change and the future of humankind: a future clearly etched on Kilimanjaro’s retreating glaciers.

With a Foreword by Wade Davis, author of the 2011 bestseller on Everest, Into the Silence.

 Illuminates the power and the delusion of the stories we tell ourselves, and reveals the key to transforming our world

Carter Roberts, President, World Wildlife Fund, US

 I couldn’t stop laughing. The scene from a “demented African version of The Sound of Music” was hilarious!  

Dee Willock, author, Falling Into Easy

 A high-altitude Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

James O’Reilly, Publisher, Traveler’s Tales

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