Mt Kilimanjaro

The Roof of Africa

Mt Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano known as the affectionately as the Roof of Africa. Its highest point, Uhuru Peak, sits above the clouds at a height of 5,895m/19,340ft.

It is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, as well as the highest mountain and highest volcano on the African continent. Due to these stats, it has earned its place in the Seven Summits and Volcanic Seven Summits mountaineering challenges.

Located in the northern part of the United Republic of Tanzania, Mt Kilimanjaro straddles the country’s border with Kenya. It is surrounded by lush forest of the Kilimanjaro National park and is near two prominent townships in Tanzania, Moshi and Arusha.

 

 

History of Kilimanjaro

The summit of Kilimanjaro is known as Uhuru Peak, which means freedom in Swahili. The name Kilimanjaro is a mix of the Swahili word Kilima, meaning mountain, and the Chagga word Njaro, meaning whiteness. Hence the name Kilimanjaro means White Mountain.

Mt Kilimanjaro was first climbed by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The pair of explorers made three separate attempts at the summit only succeeding on the last attempt by establishing several camps along the way.

On October 6th 1889, Meyer and Purtscheller reached the highest summit, on the crater’s southern rim and named the rim the Hans Meyers Notch.

Read more about the History of Mt Kilimanjaro.

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

With Summit Expeditions

Mt Kilimanjaro is climbed by approximately 30,000 to 40,000 people each year. It is a buck list, life long ambition for many and once you stand on its highest point, Uhuru Peak at  5,895m/19,340ft there is nothing more rewarding and life altering then this moment.  At Summit Expeditions we make this dream come true. So the question is

Why us?

Because we are not just an adventure company. Yes we plan adventures to incredible places but we are more than that, WE ARE A COMMUNITY. We build lifelong relationships and execute community expeditions that bring you closer to nature and amazing people. We walk you through the training, planning and gear that you will need to summit, as well as get you involved in all the community activities that make a successful summit of this beautiful African mountain. Most importantly you come home safely.

Check out our upcoming Kilimanjaro Expeditions below. 

 

 

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