This year’s FOCUS challenge is a hike up Mount Kilimanjaro – To the Peak of Africa! This will be a trip of a lifetime and a chance to raise money for a very worthy cause, Focus Humanitarian Assistance.
Mount Kilimanjaro is an inactive volcano in north eastern Tanzania, along the border with Kenya. It has 3 peaks and is the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. The snow-topped summit of Uhuru Peak at 5,895m on the volcano Kibo is Africa’s highest point. Kibo has a 1.5 mile wide crater on the top of it.
Two other peaks are also extinct volcanoes: Mawenzi and the third highest peak in Africa, Shira (after Mount Kenya).
Kilimanjaro National Park comprises the while of the mountain above 2,700m and within its midst, there is large population of mammals, many of them endangered species. It was declared a game reserve in 1910, then reclassified as a National Park in 1973, and opened to public access in 1977.
Due to the mountains equatorial location as well as its high elevation, Kilimanjaro experiences almost every seasonal climate.
We will be hiking up this magnificent mountain and hope you will join us on this trip of a lifetime – To the Peak of Africa!