Facts about Kilimanjaro

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We would create our blog out by giving everybody some details about the highest free standing mountain in the world is known as Mount Kilimanjaro.

Getting higher majestically on top of the African plains, the 19,340-foot Mount Kilimanjaro has called to hikers since the first recorded summit way back in 1889.

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7  Facts about Kilimanjaro below,

1. In the world Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain.  Astonishingly it rises 19,340 above the African plains.

2. Three volcanic cones in Mount Kilimanjaro, Shira, Kibo and Mawenzi.  Kibo is the uppermost peak of the three but Mawenzi and Shira are died out volcanoes, are inactive and could potentially explode again. The most current activity was about 200 years back; the very last major eruption was 360,000 years ago.

3. Practically every hiker who has summitted Uhuru Peak, they recorded their  opinion regarding the achievement in a book stored in a wooden box at the peak of the mountain. How amazingly cool.

4. An 87-year-old gentleman name Valtee Daniel from France, The oldest person yet to reach summit Mt. Kilimanjaro.

5. Approximately all kind of ecological system is found on the mountain called Mt. Kilimanjaro like rain forest, alpine desert, cultivated land, moorland, heath, and an arctic summit.  exactly we will begin at the bottom in 90 degree plus temps, move all the way through rainforest and each other imaginable eco system until we reach the top of the mountain  which will contain snow, ice and temperatures about 0 degrees.

6. When Italian Bruno Brunod summitted Uhuru Peak in 5 hours 38 minutes 40 seconds the fasted established ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro happened in 2001. The fastest roundtrip was accomplished in 2004, when local guide Simon Mtuy went up and down the mountain in 8:27.

7. Well-known famous writer Ernest Hemingway wrote a short story where he captured the attractiveness of the mountain in the next passage telling the mountain “…as wide as all the world, great, high and unbelievably white in the sun”- he named it “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”.

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