Eight Coventrians were part of a team of 27 volunteers who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, raising £138,000 to help build water wells in Africa. The team got back earlier this week, but it isn’t all good news unfortunately as they did not hit there target of £150,000… thats where you help! Donate to the cause here.
What and where is Mount Kilimanjaro?
Mount Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, about 4,900 metres (16,100 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first people known to have reached the summit of the mountain were Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers and disappearing ice fields.