Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. At 5885 m (19 308 ft) high Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Actually it is a volcano, composed of three distinct cones. On the top of it there are glaciers of course. However they are melting rapidly and NASA estimates that by 2060 they will be entirely dried out.
Climber Will Gadd has challenged himself to climb ice all around the world. Together with Red Bull he made a journey to the highest points of Kilimanjaro: he climbed the steepest glaciers – something that is quite unusual for the most climbers. Now there is only Antarctica left for him. See the pictures – they look quite unearthly!
Why to go there?
Kilimanjaro will definitely provide a very exciting climbing experience. One doesn’t need to be a professional, therefore simply a good health condition will be enough since there is a number of treks that will suite any level of experience.
When to go there?
Go there during the dry season: from late June to October and from late December to February or early March.
How to get there?
Get to Kilimanjaro Airport from Amsterdam or by Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways and some other local airlines. You can climb alone or with a guide, since tourism is very well developed here.
Lead photo by Christian Pondella/Red Bull Content Pool