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Mount Kilamanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain of Africa, NE Tanzania, but it wasn't always a mountain it was a volcano but now it is extinct. Mt. Kilimanjaro has two snowcapped peaks, Uhuru (Kibo)
(19,340 ft/5,895 m, Africa’s highest point) and Mawenzi (17,564 ft/5,354 m), these two peaks are connected by a broad saddle which has an altitude of 15,000 ft/4,600 m.
Kilimanjaro has a number of different vegetation zones on its steep slopes. Coffee and plantains are grown on the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro. The mountain was successfully scaled for thefirst time in 1889 by German geographer Hans Meyer and Austrian mountain climber Ludwig Purtscheller.
This volcano/mountain highest and youngest cone is named Kibo. Shira to the west and Mawenzi in the east are older cones that make up Kilimanjaro. Kibo has not been active in modern times, but steam and sulfur are still emitted. At the top of Kibo’s summit is a 1 1/2 mile wide crater.
Shira is topped by a broad plateau, perhaps a filled caldera, and erosion has cut deeply into a remnant rim, but Mawenzi’s summit is a steep rocky peak surrounded by cliffs 1,600 ft. to 4,900 ft. high. The original crater was removed by erosion, and a horseshoe resembling ridge opens to the northeast.
In conclusion, the mountain/dormant volcano is Africa’s largest volcano and
among the largest on the Earth is indeed a beautiful and fascinating volcano of the world.

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