Mount Kilimanjaro Height – How Tall?


Mount Kilimanjaro Height

Mount Kilimanjaro height is 5895 m (19340.55 ft).

Meters: 5895 m
Feet: 19340.55 ft
Inches: 232086.6 in
Kilometers: 5.895 km
Miles: 3.662983 mi

About Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is a volcanic mountain in Tanzania and is the highest mountain in Africa. This volcanic mountain has three volcanic cones, Kibo which is dormant and Shira and Mawenzi which are extinct.

Mawenzi is located at 5,149 meters (16,893 ft) on Mount Kilimanjaro, whereas Shira is located at 4,005 meters (13,140 ft) on the volcanic mountain. The mountain also contains glaciers which due to climate change are melting. For this reason, the glaciers are studied extensively to help scientist better understand the earth. The glaciers on the mountains turn to rivers in lower altitudes.

Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Mount Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania, Africa and its coordinates are 03°04′33″S 37°21′12″E.

Deaths

Mount Kilimanjaro like most high mountains, has taken its own fair share of human life. 35,000 people try reaching the summit of the mountain each year. Of those 35,000, it is said 3 – 7 will die while trying to reach the top. Causes of death might be altitude sickness, frostbite or falling of the cliff from prevailing winds.

Other Facts

Asides Mount Kilimanjaro height of 5895 m (19340.55 ft), below are some facts about it:

  1. Mount Kilimanjaro covers and area of 6500 square kilometers. It is 65 kilometers wide and 100 kilometers long.
  2. It was estimated that some 35000 people ascent the mountain each year.
  3. In 1889 two people, Ludwig Purtscheller and Hans Meyer became the first recorded people to reach the top of the mountain. Although it is believed that the Tanzanians had always scaled the mountain for years before then.
  4. The first wedding (an American wedding) was conducted on the mountain on 21st September 2014.
  5. The last time there was volcanic activities on the mountain was way back, 200 years ago to be precise.
  6. There are six used for both ascent and descent and a final route used for only decent.
  7. The fastest ascent up the mountain was by Spanish mountaineer Kilian Jornet, and it took him just 5 hours, 23 minutes and 50 seconds to reach the summit.
  8. Keats Boyd holds the record as the youngest person to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. She reached the summit in January 2008 and was only seven years old, when she attempted this climb.
  9. About 1000 metric tons of water periodically trickle down from the mountain daily.

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