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    It is an amazing experience to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. To stand under the signpost for the mandatory picture (for the "Look! I made it! show-&-tell when you come home), enjoying the view of Afica, and knowing that in spite of the cold, the thin air, and the long climb through the night, YOU have made it to top, is beyond words.

    Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa, and the worlds highest free-standing mountain with its's 5,895 meters above sea level (19 341 ft). Kilimanjaro is an old vulcano, and consists of three volcano cones; Kibo (5895 m) Mawenzi (5149m) and Shira (3962m). Uhuru Peak is the highest point and lies on the rim of the Kibo crater. The whole mountain is a National Park and there is a wide array of plant and wildlife there. Many species can only be found on here, for example the Kilimanjaro Impatiens, a pretty little flower that grows in the jungle on the mountain floor. Given its proximity to the Equator, and it's hight, climbers can experience 4 different vegetation sones, from jungle forest, through moorland tod alpine desert, with the ice cap at the very top.

    Hans Mayer is recognized as he first European to reach the top of Kilimanjaro in 1889. He was not the last. Every year 20 000 people from all over the world come to Mount Kilimanjaro to try and reach the summit, and it has become big business for the locals. Several thousand people work as guides and porters, in addition to the many park rangers that take care of the National Park.

    Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is not easy, though it is the highest mountain one can summit without climbing gear. There are 6 official routes, with various lengths and difficulty level. Marangu route is the shortest (5-6 days), and the only one with huts for accomadation. The other routes are longer, and you sleep in tents. Some are pretty demanding, but the longer approach gives you more time to acclimatise you to the height, wich improves your chance of making the summit.

    The climb is technically not difficult, but the altitude, the cold and the occasionally strong wind makes it a demanding and potentially dangerous climb. One needs to be well prepared, and bring the right gear. Altitude sickness is the biggest danger, it is estimated that about 10 people die on the mountain every year of it. However, for most people it is a matter of walking slowly, taking ones time to acclimatize and drinking lots of water, and going back down, if one doesn't get better.
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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 22.3 44 72.1 17.3
      Feb 22.5 77 72.5 30.3
      Mar 22.2 134 72 52.8
      Apr 21.3 571 70.3 224.8
      May 19.6 515 67.3 202.8
      Jun 18.5 130 65.3 51.2
      Jul 17.6 66 63.7 26
      Aug 18.1 41 64.6 16.1
      Sep 19.2 34 66.6 13.4
      Oct 20.3 40 68.5 15.7
      Nov 21.5 95 70.7 37.4
      Dec 21.7 83 71.1 32.7

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        • An amazing bucket list hike! the physical part was not difficult if you are reasonably fit and there is no climbing involved. However the altitude sickness on the last almost prevented me from summiting. Take it consciously slower than you feel capable of on the last day!
        • We completed the 5-day climb and it was hard yet rewarding. Our guides were helpful, encouraging and personable. The stages of the mountain are each so stunning with views that are unmatched. We paid to climb in Tanzania and saved a lot of money instead of paying in Canada for the climb. One thing I recommend is take the 6 or 7 day climb to allow yourself to acclimate to the lack of oxygen.
        • The best experience. made it to the roof of Africa. was a happy moment. A bit challenging though... particularly the last ascent.
        • 20/10 would try not to die again, its super hot. Great place for a vactation home. Oh and every few years, they start a Major Bonfire.
        • As I tried riding up this mountain with my pet berty the Giraffe he stumbled on a rock and fell and we fell off into a pile of elephant poop and it was nasty. Please clean up after these animals and take the rocks off the mountain. Take pride in cleaning up. UPDATE: Berty is fine, he just snapped his neck in half. UPDATE 2: Berty has passed away ): #RIP

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