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Kilimanjaro, the Roof
of Africa located partly in the Amboseli
Game Park, Mount Kilimanjaro at 19,341
feet is Tanzania's and Africa's highest
peak, part of the chain of volcanoes formed
along the line of the Great Rift Valley.
Standing only a few degrees south of the
equator the main massif extends over an
area of some fifty miles and has three
main peaks. the highest peak, Kobo, appears
as a smooth dome from a distance but contains
a crater almost one and a quarter miles
across. Outside the crater glaciers descend
to 13,900 feet. On the south west side
Kobo is linked to Mawenzi, the second
highest point. The third peak is Shira
the lowest of the three at 12,800 feet.
In the high summit region
there are great climatic changes, little
rainfall means that life is scarce. The
southern slopes of the mountain are the
most fertile receiving rain from the east
Trade Winds. This area is home to the Wachagga
tribe who crop Banana and Coffee.
Although Kilimanjaro is known as a trekking peak the undertaking must be viewed in a serious light as a mountain of this magnitude should never be underestimated. Remember that altitude does kill and people have died on this mountain. However every effort will go into ensuring project '98 successfully and safely achieves its aims.