Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Mountain Tanzania, Adobe Stock, By Paul Hampton

International Mountain Day

Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa and the worlds highest free-standing mountain above sea level.

This ancient dormant volcano rises up over Kenya and Tanzania with a wide picturesque tower that can be seen from a hundred miles away.

Three Giraffe in National Park of Kenya, Adobe Stock, By Byrdyak

Summit of Kilimanjaro, Southern Icefield, Adobe Stock, By JLindsay

Mount Kilimanjaro’s distinguishing feature is its broad ice cap which is made up of glaciers and ice fields that formed hundreds of thousands of years ago. Erosion and climate fluctuations have been changing the mountain’s surface for eons. Today, Kilimanjaro’s ice is melting. Scientists predict the enormous mountain’s white cap will be completely gone by the year 2035.


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