1/15/2006

Mount Kenya and Kilimanjaro

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Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro

***** Location: Kenya
***** Season: Non-seasonal Topic
***** Category: Earth


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Explanation

There is snow in Kenya too -- on Mount Kenya, we even have permanent glaciers, though unfortunately they are starting to melt now. As Mount Kenya is right beside the Equator, this is due to its great height (approx. 5,200 m -- Mount Fuji is approx. 3,800 m high).

Here are some web sites and pictures :

http://www.mountkenya.org/index.html

http://www.mountkenya.org/mtkenya.htm

http://www.kilimanjaro.com/kenya/mtkenya.htm

http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=800


And just across the border, in Tanzania and looking far into Kenya, is
Mount Kilimanjaro :

http://www.mountkenya.org/mtkilimanjaro.htm


Very few Kenyans have climbed either of these two mountains. But most view them with reverence. Mount Kenya is said to be the place where God (Ngai) resides. It can be seen very far away (for instance, from Kayole). There are days when it is possible to see both Mounts Kenya and Kilimanjaro from Wilson Airport, the domestic airport of Nairobi.

Most of the time, however, Mount Kenya, just like Mount Fuji, veils itself in clouds, and only the huge foot may be seen by those who know where to look for it.

Isabelle Prondzynski

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http://www.africaclimbing.com/mount-kenya-climbing/

Click HERE to see more photos of Mount Kenya !




Click HERE to see photos of Mount Kilimanjaro !

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Things found on the way



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HAIKU





I have been privileged to visit the Land of Mt. Kilimanjaro again; and this time round I had my camera with me and took a photo of
Mt. Kilimanjaro’s highest Peak: Kibo.

noon sun —
Kibo still sitting
in white snow


Patrick Wafula



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The volcanic Mount Meru is shadowed by his big and famous neighbour Kilimanjaro.

***** . Arusha (Tanzania) .


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1 comment:

sakuo said...

Gabi san, those two mounts are so huge and high.
I was caught by high mountain sickness.

tyousi ga warui desu.
調子が悪いです。

sakuo