In Swahili -kilima- top of hill and -njaro- refers to snow, spelling Kilimanjaro.
This is where it is thought the name of the mountain comes from. Other names such as "mountain of greatness," "mountain of whiteness," and "mountain of caravans," derived from the Chagga people's dialects
Mt. Kilimanjaro was formed at a weakness in the Great Rift Valley about 750,000 years ago. The mountain consists of three vents: Shira, Mawenzi, and Kibo. Shira eventually collapsed and became extinct, so did Mawenzi. Kibo continued to erupt and last erupted about 360,000 years ago. All are still standing today.
More information about the mountain on the dots below!
1st ascent to the summit 2003 Mr. King's Climb
1889 1929 The Moutain Club of East Africa
1848 1912 Path; 1st hut established 1932 Kibo hut completed
Johann Rebmann and Bwana Kheri - First to see Mt.Kilimanjaro
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