Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro

As the world’s highest, free-standing volcano and near the equator, Mount Kilimanjaro is known as the roof of Africa. 22,000 adventurers climb the mountain each year. Though not as strenuous as other mountains, like the Himalayas, the climb is still dangerous. Between January 1996 and October 2003, 25 people died due to advanced high altitude illness. The geography for the climb begins in the tropics, moves through a temperate region then lands in an arctic tundra climate at the summit. Reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro generally takes three days, then two days to descend.

Mount Kilimanjaro Videos: Here’s a 2-minute video about making the trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. This 3-minute video is a montage of one of the climbs.

FunFacts about Mount Kilimanjaro: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, with its summit about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) from its base, and 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. (Source)
  • In 1889, Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller became the first people known to have summited Mount Kilimanjaro.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro is a major climbing destination and is located in Kilimanjaro National Park.
  • With its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields, Mount Kilimanjaro has been the subject of many scientific studies.
  • Facts about the Kilimanjaro volcanoes, quote: Kilimanjaro is a large stratovolcano composed of three distinct volcanic cones: Kibo, the highest; Mawenzi at 5,149 metres (16,893 ft); and Shira, the lowest at 4,005 metres (13,140 ft). Mawenzi and Shira are extinct, while Kibo is dormant and could erupt again. 
  • By 1860, European explorers had adopted the name ‘Kilimanjaro’ and reported that it was the mountain’s Kiswahili, or Swahili, name.
  • Mount Kilimanjaro has seven official trekking routes for ascending the mountain: Lemosho, Lemosho Western-Breach, Machame, Marangu, Mweka, Rongai, Shira, and Umbwe.
  • The average temperature in the summit area is approximately −7 °C (19 °F).
  • Legends tell of ivory-filled elephant graves.

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33 thoughts on “Mount Kilimanjaro

  1. Love the beautiful pictures! It’s amazing to see Mount Kilimanjaro in the background of each picture. I enjoyed watching the videos. I would love to go there and make the trek up Mount Kilimanjaro someday.

  2. I’ve never heard of Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s beautiful, love the pictures with the snow caps. I’ll leave the climbing for others. Lol

  3. Breathtaking photos. As much as I love to hike, I wouldn’t even think of trying to climb that one. Whew! It’s so wonderful to see the open land that is home to all of these animals. May they always have their home.

    Fort Myers, Florida

  4. Fantastic videos and love all the pictures. Amazing having three different temperature changes. Beautiful scenery but I’m not a climber so I’ll be content to watch others do it. AZ

  5. I’ve seen it and it’s stunning. I’d love to climb it one day. I love all the different animals in the pictures.

  6. It amazes me how many people want to climb to the top. I would be the one who made it up there in time for it to erupt! So no thanks. But your pictures are amazing as always

  7. Very beautiful. I had a priest that climbed it in the 70’s. He and his wife took great photos. Thank you. NE Ohio.

  8. It’s always amazed me how altitude can change the temperature and weather. I never think of Africa or Hawaii for that matter having places there can be snow. Almost surreal.

  9. Besides being one of the most recognizable mountains in the world it’s definitely one of the most beautiful. ❤️

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  11. Beautiful, I can’t image living somewhere that these Elephants and other gorgeous creations are just walking around chill…LOVE it
    Veronica
    Alabama

  12. Just WOW!! Even though I’m afraid of heights, I would love to stand on top of Kilimanjaro. Of course, someone would have to carry me up. hee hee

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