Microsoft Rewards Bing Mountains Quiz: Which famous author wrote ‘The Snows of Kilimanjaro’ in 1936?
A Ernest Hemingway
B P.G. Wodehouse
C John Steinbeck
American wordsmith Hemingway wrote about Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa at 19,341 feet, in a short story that later became a 1952 film starring Gregory Peck and Ava Gardner as a man reflects on his life while injured at the foot of the Tanzanian mountain. ‘Its western summit is called the Masai ‘Ngaje Ngai’, the House of God,’ wrote Hemingway. ‘Close to the western summit, there is a dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude.’
The correct answer is Ernest Hemingway.