In October, firefighters in Tanzania had to tackle a number of fires on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the largest free-standing mountain in the world. The mountain and surrounding forests fall into Kilimanjaro National Park, named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. Andreas Hemp provides a glimpse into the mountain’s natural environment and the challenges it faces.
Source: Tanzania: Fires Shaped Mount Kilimanjaro’s Unique Environment. Now They Threaten It
An inferno on the slopes of Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro was almost under control Saturday, six days after it broke out, authorities said.
Source: Tanzania says Kilimanjaro blaze contained
Just because these are remnants of the past doesn’t mean they should become a thing of the past!
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Two Sri Lankans, Ranga Madupathma and Sudam Gamage, who climbed the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, returned…
Source: Two Sri Lankans conquer Mt.Kilimanjaro – Sri Lanka Latest News
The Tanzanian government is considering installing a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro in an effort to boost tourist numbers by providing access for young children and elderly or disabled tourists. Kilimanjaro is the tallest …
Source: Tanzania Plans Kilimanjaro Cable Car – Rock and Ice
More than a decade ago, Denise Barnett of Bedford and members of her hiking group viewed a Boston Science Museum’s Omni Theater movie documenting a group ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro with members of her hiking group. Bernett decided she would take on the challenge sometime in her life.”I remember we all said as we were leaving the theater, ‘We can do that.’ They made it look so easy and it was beautiful,” said Barnett, in a recent interview.Barnett has hiked throughout New England…
Source: Your News: Bedford’s Barnett hikes Mt. Kilimanjaro
Tanzania – Kilimanjaro National Park
For as long as history has dictated, water bodies have been deemed the cradle of civilisation. Navigation, irrigation, sustenance, agriculture and, in modern times, electricity… But what about fire?
From Prometheus to Maui, legends and lore have written of audacious heroes; tricksters turn benefactors who let the warmth of flames fall into human hands. Fire is the saviour of humankind – as the only species on Earth who knows how to utilise its energy, we are thus rewarded with its benefits, from being able to cook to staying alive in harsh winters. Even beyond the narratives of mythology, humanity has long overlooked the blessing of fire and another cradle of wealth: volcanoes.
Since time immemorial, volcanoes have been a muse to religion and the arts.