Climbing Kilimanjaro Climbing a mountain can be a life changing experience. Planning a climb of Mount Kilimanjaro can be a daunting task. This book was written by a novice climber to benefit other first time climbers of Kilimanjaro. The author, William Biehl III, MD, explains how to: prepare for the trip, book your flight, choose your route up the mountain, negotiate with and hire an outfitter, survive the climb, tip your team appropriately, and save a lot of money. Biehl is an independent author and has not received any fees for referrals or endorsements.