Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and fourth highest of the Seven Summits. It lies close to the equator. Kilimanjaro is among the tallest freestanding mountains in the world, with Uhuru Peak rising 15,100 feet (4,600 m) from base to summit. It is an inactive stratovolcano with three volcanic cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. Uhuru Peak is the highest summit on Kibo's crater rim. There are several climbing routes on Mt Kilimanjaro, namely: Marangu, Rongai, Lemosho, Shira, Umbwe and Machame. Of all the routes, Machame is by far the most scenic albeit steeper route up the mountain, which can be done in 6 or 7 days. The Rongai is the easiest camping route. The Marangu is also easy and with accommodation in huts tends to be very busy. Kilimanjaro national park shows that only 40% of climbers actually reach the Uhuru summit with the majority of climbers turning around at Gilman’s Point, 300 meters short of bagging the Uhuru summit. The famous "Snows of Kilimanjaro" are rapidly melting, and it is predicted will be gone by 2022.

Mount Kilimanjaro SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by ddubon

99 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Apr 28, 2014. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited Mount Kilimanjaro

  • hauteroute
  • Jrad
  • hurdles
  • mposner
  • Slim.Shady101
  • MRF
  • dsbmtn
  • markus
  • ReneHakkert
  • dougaley
  • paperpanther
  • asheriff88
  • RichAllen
  • mcbain
  • RichHamilton
  • mtndeb
  • Will
  • carlyowens
  • bruce.niland
  • eilidh
  • JF
  • utaphilipp
  • Baldo100

Routes Used trails & approaches

18% Marangu Route

16% Machame route

16% Mweka Route

13% Machame Route

8% Rongai Route

7% Mweka

7% Lemosho

4% Umbwe

3% Marangu

2% Shira

1% Western Breach via Lemosho

0% New Lemosho

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  • johntheyank johntheyank
    commented on May 4, 2011
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  • johntheyank johntheyank
    commented on May 4, 2011
    I walked to the summit on December 22nd 2010 and placed a stainless steel memorial on the summit sign. My 21 year old son Whitney died in 2009. He walked to the summit(Marangu route)and back to the gate in 4 days. It took me 6 days. I am looking at photos to see if the memorial I clamped to the sign is still there.... cheers johntheyank@reeftrip.com Please let me know if anyone has seen that it is still there....It's not a walk I would like to do again...Im fat(240) and 52 years old. I didn't train or go to the gym either.

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Elevation

19,334 ft / 5,893 m

Prominence

19,308 ft / 5,885 m

Height Rank Range

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Location

Tanzania

Summited by

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  • ddubon
  • hauteroute
  • adrianballinger
  • faisalalnakib
  • mrcham86
  • MountainHiker
  • taloeffler
  • rocknrolloutlaws
  • Jrad
  • shanaynay11
  • radson
  • hurdles

Nearest peaks see on map »

  • Mawenzi 16,893 ft / 5,149 m 7 mi / 12 km away
  • Shira 11,907 ft / 3,629 m 10 mi / 16 km away
  • Klute Peak 12,966 ft / 3,952 m 10 mi / 17 km away
  • Moshi 6,760 ft / 2,061 m 13 mi / 21 km away
  • Lagumishero 5,642 ft / 1,720 m 20 mi / 31 km away
  • Lalgarjen 6,322 ft / 1,927 m 21 mi / 33 km away