Kilimanjaro

Description

Kilimanjaro (Wikipedia)
Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro.jpg
Kibo summit of Kilimanjaro
Highest point
Elevation 5,895 m (19,341 ft) 
Prominence 5,885 m (19,308 ft) 
Ranked 4th
Isolation 5,510 kilometres (3,420 mi)
Listing
Coordinates 03°04′33″S 37°21′12″E / 3.07583°S 37.35333°E / -3.07583; 37.35333Coordinates: 03°04′33″S 37°21′12″E / 3.07583°S 37.35333°E / -3.07583; 37.35333
Geography
Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania
Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro's location in Tanzania
Location Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania
Parent range Eastern Rift mountains
Topo map Kilimanjaro map and guide by Wielochowski
Geology
Age of rock 3 million years
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago
Climbing
First ascent 6 October 1889 by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller
Easiest route Hiking
Kilimanjaro from space, showing its diverse vegetation zones.
Aerial view of Mount Kilimanjaro in December 2009

Mount Kilimanjaro (pronunciation: /ˌkɪlɪmənˈɑːr/), with its three volcanic cones, "Kibo", "Mawenzi", and "Shira", is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level.The first persons proven to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer, and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields.

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