Gorge: My trip Up Kilimanjaro at three hundred Pounds is the uncooked tale of Kara’s ascent from the depths of self-doubt to the head of the area. Her tough yet inspiring trek speaks to each lady who has struggled along with her self-image or felt that foodstuff used to be controlling her lifestyles. sincere and unforgettable, Kara’s trip is one in every of excessive ardour, persistence, and self-acceptance. In Gorge, Kara indicates that giant ladies can do monstrous things.
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