Kara Whitely


Kara Whitely

Talk: Gorge

Kara Richardson Whitely visited Google's headquarters in Mountain View, CA to discuss her book “Gorge: An Inspiring Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds". The book describes her third Kilimanjaro trek and struggle with compulsive overeating / food addiction. It teaches how to cross Kilimanjaro off your list with training tips, gear guides and advice from a climber who's been there and done that. Her inspiring story of hiking Kilimanjaro as a plus-size adventurer has been featured in The New York Times; Self, Backpacker, Weight Watchers and Redbook magazines; and Oprah's Lifeclass and Good Morning America.

Kara Whitely

Kara Richardson Whitely, a plus-size author, public speaker and adventurer, took on Mount Kilimanjaro three times.

Gorge: My Journey Up Kilimanjaro at 300 Pounds

Kara knew she could reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. She had done it once before. That’s why, when she failed in a second attempt, it brought her so low.

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