How tall is Mount Kilimanjaro?


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Mount Kilimanjaro, located in the East African country of Tanzania within Kilimanjaro National Park, has an elevation of 19,340 feet. It is the highest peak in Africa and the fourth highest in the world.

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The first people to climb Mount Kilimanjaro were German geologist Hans Meyer, Marangu scout Yoanas Kinyala Lauwo and Austrian Ludwig Purtscheller, who climbed together in 1889. Unlike scaling many of the other mountains of comparable height, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro doesn't require any technical mountain climbing skills, according to climbing expert Stewart Green of About.com. One is required to climb with a licensed guide, but anyone who is reasonably fit is capable of reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro, Green states.

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