“My own journey to the summit of Kilimanjaro opened me to a life of adventure, and this book brought me right back to the slopes of that magical mountain. An honest and affirming tale of embracing the unknown and the transformative power of nature, Jeff’s journey is an invitation to all of us to get outside our comfort zone, see the world, and let it change us.”
—Josh Gates, Explorer, Host of Discovery’s Expedition Unknown
An honest and engaging account of one amateur hiker’s journey to spiritual transformation as he climbs to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.
After his brother-in-law Chris passed away, author Jeff Belanger made the decision to take the trip of a lifetime, both in honor of Chris and in pursuit of clarity about his own life and goals. The Call of Kilimanjaro is a day-by-day record of Belanger’s ascent to the peak of Africa’s highest mountain. By turns contemplative and irreverent, joyful and thoughtful, boyish and wise, this is a book for all ages - from 10 to 100 - and a memoir for armchair travelers with an interest in spirituality. By example, Belanger teaches us to take stock of our accomplishments, eye the lofty goals we’ve placed in front of ourselves, and push higher than we’ve ever dared, turning an honest eye toward past, present, and future, through the end of life and beyond.
DISTINGUISHED AUTHOR: Jeff Belanger is an author, adventurer, and explorer of the unexplained. He’s the award-winning, twice-Emmy-nominated host, writer, and producer of the New England Legends series on PBS and Amazon Prime, and is the author of over a dozen books (published in six languages).
MEDIA FRIENDLY: The author has over 15,000 Facebook fans, 40,000+ Twitter followers, and over 4,000 YouTube subscribers with over 700,000 views. He also has extensive print, radio, and TV experience; has delivered a TEDx talk; and has spoken at MENSA’s 2014 national conference.
CROSS-CHANNEL APPEAL: The book will appeal to outlets across marketing appealing to readers interested in personal growth, mountaineering, and travel.
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Author Website: www.jeffbelanger.com
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