This book is brillant and essential reading for anyone intending to climb this magnificent mountain. I'm going next year and it has opened my eyes to all the preparation you need to do, training, visas, inoculations and the all the gear you need to take. The sections on the history and geology of Kili are really interesting. And I found the chapter on Altitude Sickness particularly helpful! I just hope I don't suffer from it when I'm on the last stint to the summit!