Mt. Kilimanjaro

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Mt. Kilimanjaro

Mt.Kilimanjaro

VOLCANO BASICSLocation: TanzaniaType of Cone: Composite Elevation: 19,335.6 ftNearest City: NairobiCurrent Life Stage: DormantHow Formed: formed as the plates below it dropped and porous basalt rock magma erupted through the surface of the ocean.

WATCH it ERUPT!

ERUPTIONSMost Recent:170 years agoType of Eruption: explosive

HISTORYMount Kilimanjaro, is nicknamed the roof of Africa and is proud to be the highest mountain in Africa. The mountain is located in northeastern Tanzania, near the border of Kenya. Kilimanjaro was first climbed in 1889 by German geographer Hans Meyer and Austrian mountain climber Ludwig Purtscheller, long before W. H. Tilman and C. Houston made the first ascent from the south of Everest in 1950. Ever since it has been a coveted climb by tourists and professional climbers around the world.

3 INTERESTING FACTS1. South African Bernard Goosen twice scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro in a wheelchair. His first summit, in 2003, took nine days; his second, four years later, took only six. Born with cerebral palsy, Goosen used a modified wheelchair, mostly without assistance, to climb the mountain.2. Approximately 25,000 people attempt to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro annually. Approximately two-thirds are successful. Altitude-related problems is the most common reason climbers turn back.

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