16 Jun 2022
Mount Kilimanjaro at height of 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet above sea level is the highest mountain in Africa and also, the highest free-standing mountain in the world with its three volcanic cones, Kibo (the summit), Mawenzi and Shira.
Mount Kilimanjaro is almost on the equator in the northeast of Tanzania in East Africa. It lies just south of the Kenyan border in the Kilimanjaro National Park. The nearest town is Moshi. The mountain is about 130km from Arusha and just one hour from the Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Mount Kilimanjaro lies about 330 km south of the equator. The summit is covered with glaciers and lovely layer of snow, although these have retreated in recent years. According to UNESCO reports the mountain has lost 82% of its ice cap since 1912 and 55% of its glaciers since 1962. Around 80% of the snow has disappeared in the last 100 years.
The first people to climb Mount Kilimanjaro were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller on October 6th, 1889. Before 1889, many different people attempted to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro but failed due to bad weather, snow and ice.
Marangu Route – The Tourist Route.
Machame Route – The Popular Route.
Lemosho Route – The Most Scenic Route.
Shira Route – The “Poor Acclimatization” Route.
Rongai Route – The Easiest Route.
Umbwe Route – The Most Difficult Route.
Selecting a Kilimanjaro climb route is one of the most important decisions you have to make. There is no single best Mt. Kilimanjaro climb route. Which route up Kilimanjaro is the best for you depends on several factors: The time and money you have available, previous experience and fitness, the time of the year, personal preference...
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