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Mount Kilimanjaro

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano in Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 19,341 feet above sea level. It is one of the largest mountains in the world from base to summit, rising 19,298 feet in all. The technical ease of the climb has dangerously lured hikers into taking the hike lightly; 10-20 climbers die there every year, most from the effects of the high altitude. It also is featured in one of the greatest songs of all time (in this blogger's humble opinion), Toto's "Africa."

Google Earth coordinates:

3° 03'55.95" S, 37° 21'42.16" E