Tom Norring Photography | Kilimanjaro

Photos from climbing Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Images from the highest Mountain in Africa.
Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania and the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 ft (the Uhuru Peak).Mount Kilimanjaro is among the tallest freestanding mountains in the world, rising 4600 m (15,100 feet) from the base.

The exact meaning and origin of the name Kilimanjaro is unknown. It is thought to be a combination of the Swahili word Kilima (meaning "mountain") and the Kichagga word Njaro, loosely translated as "whiteness", giving the name White Mountain. The name Kibo in Kichagga means "spotted" and refers to rocks seen on snowfields. The Swahili word Uhuru translates as "freedom", a name given to commemorate Tanzanian independence from Great Britain in 1961.
Source: Wikipedia
Climber Just before the summitSunrise above the cloud layer from KilimanjaroRemaining Kilimanjaro GlacierClimbers on the way to GlacierSummitting on KilimanjaroThe Chagga portersClimbing through the mistTemperate zone with rich vegetationLichen on old tree in Kilimanjaro temperate zoneTent camp for the the Chagga portersRaven in campVulcano desert zone high on KilimanjaroKilimanjaro desert zoneKilimanjaro desert zoneMoonrise over KilimanjaroStar trails over KilimanjaroSunset over kilimanjaroReady for the next night summit attemptKilimanjaro barren zoneView from the Top