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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Africa’s highest peak is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising from flat plains to far above the clouds. Unlike the other famed peaks of the world, from Everest to The Matterhorn and others, Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania can be scaled without the use of climbing equipment or advanced training. It is a walkable mountain, meaning that a traveler can ascend to its peak along hiking trails that involve little climbing. That doesn’t make Kilimanjaro an easy adventure, as...