19,340 ft.
Tanzania, Africa
 
Few mountains match the majesty and mystique of Africa’s highest peak.  At 19,340 ft., Kilimanjaro towers high above the African plains.  “Kili” is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and dominates it's landscape unlike any other mountain. This massive, extinct volcano is located in Tanzania.  Kilima Njaro, means "Shining Mountain" in Swahili
 
   
Kilimanjaro journal entry:  May 31, 1993   Next>
“ I have been on my around the world adventure for about a year now and have seen some incredible sights.  Iceland, Scandinavia, Europe and Russia all are alluring, but I must say that none have moved me quite like this continent of Africa.”