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Kilimanjaro: Mrs. Marr


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Kilimanjaro: Mrs. Marr

  1. 1. Mount Kilimanjaro Presented and created by Sarah Lerner
  2. 2. A Brief History <ul><li>Shira was the first volcano to become extinct </li></ul><ul><li>Followed by Mawenzi </li></ul><ul><li>In 1889 German geographer Hans Meyer and Austrian mountain climber Ludwig Purtscheller were the first to reach its summit. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Distinct Volcanoes <ul><li>Kibo 19,340 feet (5,895 meters) </li></ul><ul><li>Mawenzi 16,896 feet (5,149 meters) </li></ul><ul><li>Shira 13,000 feet (3,962 meters) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Kibo <ul><li>Uhuru Peak- The highest peak of all three volcanoes </li></ul><ul><li>On top is a 1.5 mile long crater </li></ul><ul><li>The highest peak in Africa </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the Seven Summits </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Climbing Kilimanjaro <ul><li>Over time, Kilimanjaro has become a very popular place for trekking. </li></ul><ul><li>There are several routes by which to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, namely, Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe and Machame </li></ul><ul><li>Machame is the most scenic, while Rongai and Marangu are the simplest. </li></ul><ul><li>If you wish to climb Kilimanjaro, you are advised to research and prepare for its harsh conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Acclimatization is essential </li></ul><ul><ul><li>About everyone that climbs this mountain suffers from altitude sickness </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. climate <ul><li>Recently the glaciers on the peak experienced the greatest icecap volume dropping by 80%. Scientists are unclear when all the ice should melt from it peak </li></ul><ul><li>… .2015-2050 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Physical features <ul><li>Numerous layer of lava </li></ul><ul><li>Part of a volcanic belt stretching over Northern Tanzania </li></ul><ul><li>Gorges </li></ul>
  8. 8. What’s in a name? <ul><li>Swahili </li></ul><ul><li>Kilima (swahili for hill, or little mountain) </li></ul><ul><li>Najaro (Swahili for white or shining) </li></ul><ul><li>A different approach is to assume that it comes from the Kichagga Kilimanjaro or kileajao meaning &quot;which defeats the bird/leopard/caravan&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Wildlife and Vegetation <ul><li>When climbing Kilimanjaro you will very rarely see and animals </li></ul><ul><li>On occasion a monkey or a mouse </li></ul><ul><li>Grassy cultivated lower slopes </li></ul><ul><li>At the base is a lush rain forest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Elephants, cheetahs, lions, and giraffes all roam in this area </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Sweet facts <ul><li>Nearly half of those who attempt Kili don't make it to the top. </li></ul><ul><li>It attained park status in 1973. </li></ul><ul><li>The mountain is a not a malarial area, but the surrounding lowlands of Tanzania are. </li></ul>
  11. 11. bibliography <ul><li>&quot;Mount Kilimanjaro.&quot; Wikipedia . February 14th, 2009. Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. 15 Feb 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>Hampton, Carrie. &quot;TANZANIA: Mount Kilimanjaro.&quot; Game-Reserve . 2006. Game-Reserve. 15 Feb 2009 <>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Wildlife of Kilimanjaro.&quot; Climb Mount Kilimanjaro: The Trekking Guide to Africa's Highest Mountain . 2008-2009. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro. 15 Feb 2009 <>. </li></ul>