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Mountain Name(s): Kilimanjaro, Bantay Kilimanjaro, Bukid Kilimanjaro, Chilimangiaru, Gunung Kilimanjaro, JRO, Kilimancaro, Kilimandiarus, Kilimandjaro, Kilimandscharo, Kilimandscharo-Massiv, Kilimandzsáró, Kilimandżaro, Kilimandžaras, Kilimandžaro, Kilimandžáro, Kilimandžāro, Kilimangiaro, Kilimangiaru, Kilimanjaaro, Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro Dağı, Kilimanjaro te maunga, Kilimanjaru, Kilimanxharo, Kilimanĝaro, Kėlėmandžars, Monte Kilimanjaro, Mount Kilimajaro, Mount Kilimanjaro, Núi Kilimanjaro, Κιλιμάντζαρο, Гара Кіліманджара, Килиманджаро, Килиманжаро, Килиманџаро, Кіліманджаро, Կիլիմանջարո, קילימאנדזשארא, קילימנגרו, جبل كيليمانجارو, چیای کیلیمانجارۆ, کلیمانجارو, کلیمنجارو, ކިލިމަންޖާރޯ ފަރުބަދަ, किलिमंजारो, किलिमान्जारो, किलीमांजारो पर्वत, च्वका किलिम्यान्जेरो, কিলিমাঞ্জারো, মাউণ্ট কিলিমাঞ্জাৰ, கிளிமஞ்சாரோ மலை, కిలిమంజారో పర్వతం, ಕಿಲಿಮಂಜಾರೊ, കിളിമഞ്ചാരോ കൊടുമുടി, ยอดเขาคิลิมันจาโร, རི་བོ་ཆི་ལི་མ་ཀྲ་ལུའོ།, კილიმანჯარო, ኪሊማንጃሮ, キリマンジャロ, 乞力马扎罗山, 吉力馬扎羅山, 킬리만자로 산, Кибо, Kibo... More     Geology: Volcanic
Elevation: 5895 m / 19340.6 ft     Snow line: 5600 m / 18372.7 ft
Summit(s): Uhuru; (5 895 m /19 341 feet)
    Prominence: 5 885 m/19 308 ft
Location: Tanzania(Kilimanjaro);     Isolation: 5 510 km/3 422 miles
Latitude/Longitude: -3°-4'-32.988''S
37°21'11.988''E
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    Climbing Season(s): 01 Jan - 31 Dec;
Parent Range: East African Plateau     Nearest Airport(s): Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi (NBO); Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
Range: Kilimanjaro Massif     Convenience Center(s): Arusha; Nairobi;
First Ascent: ??/??/1889 Hans Meyer (Germany), Ludwig Purtscheller (Austria)... More     National Park(s): Mt. Kilimanjaro national park;

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Climbing Kilimanjaro - it is an opportunity to climb the highest peak of the African continent. In addition it is one of the easiest mountains in the world, where you can reach a height of almost 6 kilometers. Climbing the Andes or the Himalayas at the same height would require special climbing equipment and technical skills, and it would take at least 2 weeks.

Description Edit

The mountain, which is well-known as volcano Kilimanjaro actually called Kibo. Kibo is a one of three craters of massif Kilimanjaro and the other two are Mawenzi and Shira. There are a few peaks along the edges of the Kibo crater. The highest of them is Uhuru Peak. Thus, the Uhuru Peak (5895 meters) is the most elevated point of the African continent.

Kilimanjaro volcano is part of the project "7 Summits".

The mountain is on the border of Tanzania and Kenya, but by an agreement between the two countries there is only one route starts in Kenya, all other climbing only allowed from Tanzania
only. On the part of Kenya there is lack of the necessary infrastructure and police stations for preventing of unauthorized climbing.

There are 6 official standard routes for climbing Kibo, and one special route for the descent. Besides there are more complex routes, which require special equipment (such as the "Polish Glacier", "Western gap" or Barranco).
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Location Edit

Located in the western part of the African continent, 300 kilometers from the coast of the Indian Ocean, on the border of Kenya and Tanzania.

Getting there Edit

To the cities of Arusha or Mosha or by plane or car (about 6 hours) from Nairobi, or by car from Kilimanjaro.

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A special permit for the National Park Kilimanjaro has to be arranged in advance.

Africa, Tanzania: Arusha

  • Kilimanjaro
  • Mountaineering - 6 Day(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
  • 5 people climbed it

Africa, Tanzania: Arusha

  • Kilimanjaro
  • Mountaineering - 7 Day(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
  • 12 people climbed it

Africa, Tanzania: Arusha

  • Kilimanjaro
  • Mountaineering - 7 Day(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Challenging 
  • 1 people climbed it

Tanzania: Arusha

  • 5 Oct 2017 - 11 Oct 2017
  • Kilimanjaro(5895 m)
  • Machame

Tanzania:

  • 3 Jan 2017 - 9 Jan 2017
  • Kilimanjaro(5895 m)
  • Marangu Gate
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DID YOU KNOW (4) Edit Add

• C 1902 to 1918, the volcano called the pinnacle of Kaiser Wilhelm (Ger. Kaiser-Wilhelm-Spitze).

 

• September 28, 2010 Spanish athlete Kílian Jornet Burgada set a world record ascent in 5 hours 23 minutes and 50 seconds via Umbwe route. The descent was started immediately, and the he finished in Mweka, setting a record of descent-ascent from the park gate to the top of the mountain and back - up to 7 hours and 14 minutes. The previous record belonged to Andrey Puchinin from Kazakhstan - in 2009 in 5 hours 24 minutes 40 seconds via Marangu route.... Read more

 

• Acclimatization on Kilimanjaro is faster than similar on summits in Himalayas or Caucasus, due to the proximity of the mountain to equator, where the oxygen layer is much thicker than in areas closer to the poles, where the air is thinner.

 

• Because of its proximity to the equator and the mountain altitudinal zones at lifting people consistently overcomes virtually all climatic zones, available on the ground. On the slopes there are glaciers.

 

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