Turkish university students climb to Africa's Kilimanjaro

The climbings which started on February 3, lasted for seven days.

Turkish university students climb to Africa's Kilimanjaro

Members of Annadolu University Natural Sports Club (ANADOSK) climbed 5,895 meters height Kilimanjaro Mountain, which is the highest mountain of Africa.

The climbings which started on February 3, lasted for seven days.

Local and Turkish guides accompanied the members including Riza Simsek, Gizem Senturk, Alper Kocdevran, Emrah Gurol, Ceyhun Yetiskul, Ozgur Ozyenice and Vega Ilbay.

The ANADOSK members climed Kilimanjaro Mountain to attract the attention to damages in the nature and climate change.

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 feet (the Uhuru Peak).

Mount Kilimanjaro is considered to be the tallest freestanding mountain 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 Britain in 1961.

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