Eastern Rift Mountains
“It’s not the altitude, it’s the attitude.” Scott Fischer
Why This Mountain?
Why this mountain: Having been to Tanzania on three previous occasions, it has given me the opportunity to get involved with a local school and develop friendships in both Moshi and Arusha, Tanzania. I am happy to be doing this peak with a good friend who’s had the dream of hiking Kilimanjaro since she was young.
Mountain & Route Facts
Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa and one of the worlds seven summits.
Mount Kilimanjaro (pronunciation: /ˌkɪlɪmənˈdʒɑːroʊ/), with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m (16,000 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first recorded ascent to the summit of the mountain was by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers.