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Mt. Kilimanjaro History and Facts

Basic details about the mountain and other facts about climbing

A journey along the Northern Circuit of Kilimanjaro…

By Peter Baxter | November 27th, 2009 | 1 Comment »

SummitThe quest for alternative routes on Kilimanjaro grows daily as the crush increases and more and more companies spring up offering new and unique climb packages. In reality there are few of ... [read on]

Ten More Things You Need To Know About Kilimanjaro

By Peter Baxter | September 2nd, 2008 | Comments Off
First Ascent of Kilimanjaro

Hans MeyerThe occupation of sub-Saharan Africa by the old-world European powers had been underway for some time by the time the general rush for territory began in the late ... [read on]

Ten Things You Need To Know About Climbing Kilimanjaro

By Peter Baxter | July 28th, 2008 | 2 Comments »
Kili is a big mountain

It soars at its highest point to 19340ft. It is among the seven continental giants, and sits high on the global mountaineering must do list for anyone claiming the status of a mountain enthusiast. It is, ... [read on]

The Kilimanjaro Glacier Controversy

By Peter Baxter | July 7th, 2008 | 2 Comments »

Kilimanjaro Twilight

Kilimanjaro’s glaciers have tended to be seen in scientific circles as the canary in the coal mine in the study of current climate change, with sides drawn and debates heated ... [read on]

What’s it like up there?

By Ed | April 12th, 2007 | Comments Off

img_3338a.jpg“I’d been awake most of the night, struggling for breath in the meager air “ Jon Krakauer from “Into Thin Air”

No, this isn’t the newest diet fad or a way to stop someone from choking.

This is the name ... [read on]

Peaks of Kilimanjaro: Random Facts

By Donovan | February 1st, 2007 | Comments Off

There are actually three peaks on Kilimanjaro, despite many people seeing one mountain with a big hump.

The peaks of Kilimanjaro are the following:Shira Peak (3962 meters), Uhuru Peak (5896 meters) and Mawenzi (5149 meters).

Shira and Mawenzi are both extinct ... [read on]

Did Kilimanjaro once belong to the nation of Kenya?

By Donovan | July 19th, 2006 | Comments Off

elizabeth_coronation.jpgThere are many myths and rumors that the Queen of England, whose had colonial rule over Kenya, gave Mt. Kilimanjaro to her cousin, the German King, Kaiser Wilhelm as a birthday present. While ... [read on]

Ethnic Group of Kilimanjaro – Chaggas

By Donovan | July 17th, 2006 | Comments Off

One of the largest ethnic groups in Tanzania that live on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro are the Chaggas. If you are climbing on the mountain, your guides and porters are most likely going to be from the Chaggas ethnic ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro Park Fees

By Donovan | February 28th, 2006 | Comments Off

In 2006, the Kilimanjaro National park fees were dramatically increased. Almost all outfitters mountaineering companies include the park fees into the overall price of the trip. However, it’s important to see how the price breaks down:

This is PER PERSON, PER ... [read on]

Great Kilimanjaro Reference Site

By Donovan | February 25th, 2006 | 1 Comment »

If you are looking for very basic geographical information about Kilimanjaro, Wikipedia has a good set of information about the mountain, its history and the volcanoes. Read Wikipedia on Kilimanjaro.

I especially enjoyed the Nasa picture from the ground ... [read on]

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