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How Was Mt Kilimanjaro Formed?

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Mt Kilimanjaro, the 'Shining mountain'  in Swahili is a giant stratovolcano, with molten magma just 400 meters below its surface. This was discovered by scientists in 2003. Mt Kilimanjaro is also the tallest free standing mountain in the world, with a height of 4600 meters or 19,350 ft.    Volcanic activity has created Mt Kilimanjaro, and along with it, the other mountains in the area, i.e. Mt Kenya, Mt Nyiragongo, Mt Karisimbi, mt Meru and Mt Elgon.    Situated near the Great Rift Valley and the equator, with its top covered in ice and glaciers, Mt Kilimanjaro provides spectacular views of the surrounding plains.    The Rift between the Arabian and the African tectonic plates which started 35 million years ago and still continues. It has also resulted in volcanic activity. It is this volcanic activity has formed Mt Kilimanjaro. 
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Mt Kilimanjaro, the 'Shining mountain'  in Swahili is a giant stratovolcano, with molten magma just 400 meters below its surface. This was discovered by scientists in 2003. Mt Kilimanjaro is also the tallest free standing mountain in the world, with a height of 4600 meters or 19,350 ft.    Volcanic activity has created Mt Kilimanjaro, and along with it, the other mountains in the area, i.e. Mt Kenya, Mt Nyiragongo, Mt Karisimbi, mt Meru and Mt Elgon.    Situated near the Great Rift Valley and the equator, with its top covered in ice and glaciers, Mt Kilimanjaro provides spectacular views of the surrounding plains.    The Rift between the Arabian and the African tectonic plates which started 35 million years ago and still continues. It has also resulted in volcanic activity. It is this volcanic activity has formed Mt Kilimanjaro. 

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Hey! I was recently on the northern circuit kilimanjaro route. The Northern Circuit is a fantastic Kilimanjaro route that's walked by relatively few. It offers amazing scenery, excellent acclimatisation, and a quiet trek.

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Well you must have a pretty large ass! Mount Kilimanjaro is 5,985 meters above sea level! Mount Kilimanjaro was formed about 3 million years ago during the formation of the Great Rift Valley, Many volcanoes busted through in the Kilimanjaro region. Then nearly a million years ago volcanic activities centered on the three points, Shira, Mawenzi & Kibo. Shira was the first to become extinct, eventually it collapsed and was covered from materials from the other two. Mawenzi and Kibo continued to grow ..later on Mawenzi became dormant but in an enormous explosion the entire eastern rim gave way forming a very spectacular gorge. Lava later on seeped through the cracks, which after much erosion, helped to give Mawenzi its jagged outline.
Kibo continued to grow. About 100,000 years ago, a huge landslide from the summit breached the southwest crater and formed a magnificent precipice. Eventually magma retreated from the central vent of the volcano, but a final puff of smoke deposited a perfect cone of ash around the rim. Kilimanjaro remains a dormant but not Extinct Volcano. Ice as well as fire has helped shape the summit of Kilimanjaro.

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