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