Monday, December 5, 2011

Mount Kilimanjaro-Tanzania-Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest Mountain in Africa, is located in northern Tanzania. This mountain has three peaks called the Shira Peak at 12,999 feet, Mawenzi at 16,893 feet and Kibo at 19,341 feet. This mount is located within the boundaries of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.

This mount is not just for the mountaineering enthusiasts. This place has fascinated and captured the imagination of innumerable people through the ages. The threatening part is that, researchers claim that about 85 percent of the snow that covered the mountain’s peak had disappeared by 2007 and the glaciers on the mountain are shrinking and thinning at the same time. Loss of vegetation around the mountain is believed to have had an impact on this change.


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