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Training Begins!

“On the day that our training kicks up a notch a little bit of inspiration is always welcome. Like the story of Samanyu Pothuraju from Hyderabad who last week became one of the youngest people to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. Read more about Samanyu’s inspirational climb here: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/7-year-old-hyderabad-boy-climbs-mt-kilimanjaro/articleshow/63782365.cms“

2. Kilimanjaro has three volcanic cones, Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo. Mawenzi and Shira are extinct but Kibo, the highest peak, is dormant and could erupt again. The most recent activity was about 200 years ago; the last major eruption was 360,000 years ago.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain on the African continent and the highest free-standing mountain in the world.

Facts about Kilimanjaro Approximately 25,000 people attempt to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro annually. Approximately two-thirds are successful. Altitude-related problems is the most common reason climbers turn back.