Overview

Range Name(s): Kilimanjaro Massif, Массив Килиманджаро     Geology: Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 5 895 m / 19 341 ft     Snow Line: 5 600 m / 18 373 ft
Region(s): Africa     Average Length: Please update
Location: Tanzania: Arusha; Kenya:     Average Width:
Activity Type: Hiking, Mountaineering     Latitude/Longitude: -4°-8'-1.294''S
37°48'31.569''E
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Parent Range: Great African Rift Valley     Nearest Airport(s): Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi (NBO); Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
National Park(s): Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Arusha;

YOUR CHANCE TO

Kilimanjaro is the highest and most famous mountain in Africa. A massive

dormant volcano, it rises isolated from east African savannahs. No other

mountain in the world rises so high so alone, with no range of other peaks for

support.

DESCRIPTION

Kilimanjaro rises above the plateau Masai, which is 900 meters above sea level.

Massif is a potentially active stratovolcano with three large craters - Kibo,

Mawenzi, Shira. Over 250 smaller cones are located around these three peaks.

Currently, the array has 17 glaciers located on the tops of Kibo and Mawenzi.
It is possible to climb Kilimanjaro from Kenya, as the mountain stands on the


border of Tanzania and Kenya. However, by agreement between the two

countries ascents allowed by Tanzanian side only. On the part of Kenya there is

no necessary infrastructure and there are police checkpoints, aimed to prevent

unauthorized climbing.There are 6 routes approved by TANAPA standard to climb up the Kibo, and one

special route for the descent. Besides those routes there are some more, which

are more routs foe advanced climbers, such as the "Polish Glacier", "western

gap" or Barranco, that require special equipment.
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LOCATION

Kilimanjaro massif is located in northeastern Tanzania Masai Plateau.

Africa, Tanzania: Arusha

  • 3 952 m / 12 966 ft
  • 0 people climbed it

Africa, Tanzania: Arusha

  • 5 149 m / 16 893 ft
  • 0 people climbed it

Africa, Tanzania: Kilimanjaro

  • 5 895 m / 19 341 ft
  • 19 people climbed it

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
• Because of its proximity to the equator and mountain altitudinal zones,

mountaineers consistently overcome all climatic zones, available in the world.

 

• September 28, 2010 Catalan athlete Kilian millstone Burgada set a world record

ascending in 5 hours 23 minutes and 50 seconds by Umbve rout. The descent was

initiated immediately, and he finished in Mweka, setting a record for tripping the

gate of the reserve to the top of Kilimanjaro and back - in
7 hours and 14

minutes. The previous record belonged citizen of Kazakhstan Andrei Puchinin - in

2009 in 5 hours 24 minutes 40 seconds on the Marangu route.
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• There are no documented Kilimanjaro’s eruptions, but local legends tell of

volcanic activity 150-200 years ago.

 

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