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Mt. Kilimanjaro History and Facts

Basic details about the mountain and other facts about climbing

Brief Background of Kilimanjaro – Podcast

By Donovan | December 7th, 2005 | Comments Off

Here is an audo file, giving a brief history of Mt. Kilimanjaro

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For the Love of Glaciers

By Donovan | November 16th, 2005 | Comments Off

Don’t think global warming is really happening? Well, if you summit Mount Kilimanjaro, these glaciers will prove you wrong. Small temperature fluctuations in the environment begin to first happen in equatorial places like Mt. Kilimanjaro, so this is a representation ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro Basics

By Donovan | October 24th, 2005 | Comments Off

Mount Kilimanjaro lies a 3 degrees south of equator, on the northern boundary of Tanzania. None of the mountain is in Kenya, only Tanzania. Its approximately 600 km from the Indian Ocean, as its own freestanding mountain. Its ... [read on]

What does Kiliman Njaro mean?

By Donovan | October 7th, 2005 | Comments Off

What does the name “Kilimanjaro” mean? To be honest, nobody really knows exactly. It’s completely open to interpretation and many people have come up with plethora of ideas. You can break the word Kilimanjaro up into many parts, and ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro 101

By Donovan | September 14th, 2005 | Comments Off

If you don’t know anything about Mt. Kilimanjaro and want to know the basics about the mountain, then this article is a good overview of everything about the mountain. It explains the best times to go, the routes, and ... [read on]

Kilimanjaro Facts

By Donovan | August 31st, 2005 | Comments Off

Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the world’s highest free-standing mountain at 19,340. It lies 205 miles south of the equator and stands on Tanzania’s northern border with Kenya. Kilimajaro is composed of 3 extinct volcanoes: Kibo (19,340 ... [read on]

3 Craters

By Donovan | August 30th, 2005 | Comments Off

There are 3 craters on Mt. Kilimanjaro – Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi. Some geologists claim that all the peaks were once above 5,000 meters. Shira was first to become extinct, then Mawenzi, and now Kibo is the only one active. ... [read on]

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