The Ancient Historian

Ancient history, mountaineering, cycling and other outside adventures

Fun facts about Kilimanjaro

Kili is an interesting mountain, a series of three volcanoes in fact. As usual Summitpost provides a nice overview. It is one of the most prominent mountains in the world, that is, the rise from base to summit is pretty big, and no rest house on top. According to a list of prominent peaks in the world, it ranks 4th, behind Everest, Aconcagua and Denali (three of the other seven summits), at 5882 meters, dominating the entirety of East Africa. In other words, there is a whole lot of up in this climb. The Barancco wall looks like it will be a bit of fun:

 the great Barranco Wall...

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