Mount Kilimanjaro or just Kilimanjaro ( /ˌkɪlɪmənˈdʒɑːroʊ/) with its three volcanic cones “Kibo” Mawenzi” and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania? It is the highest mountain in Africa about 4,900 meters (16,100 ft) from its base and 5,895 meters (19,341 ft) above sea level.
The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were 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 and disappearing ice fields.
Mount Kilimanjaro height at 19, At 19,710 feet (5895m) the biggest challenge is AMS–Acute Mountain Sickness or commonly referred to as simply Altitude Sickness. Anyone over the age of 10 can hike to the summit so long as they are in reasonably good physical shape. Because it is a non-technical climb, it has become an “in thing” for people in their 80’s from all parts of the world to put their physical fitness to the test. Currently, 15,000 climbers a year attempt to summit Mt. Kili with only 1 in 10 successful. Usually coming from a much lower altitude, acclimatizing at MKVL at 9,600 ‘ for a couple of days before a climb increases one’s odds of reaching the top without incurring altitude sickness.
Mt Kilimanjaro Require
Mt Kilimanjaro Park authorities require that all trekkers arrange their walk through a licensed agency and that the accompanied throughout their walk by a guide.
program to reach the summit or a weekend trip to a “half-way” point? Stay in huts along the way or camp in tents are some of the decisions that have to be made in advance?
Mt Kilimanjaro experienced guides know the different routes and their level of difficulty to assist you in making the right choice—five or six-day