The snows of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania

Located 320 kilometers south of the Equator, in northern Tanzania's Kilimanjaro National Park near the Kenya border, this stratovolcano has been dormant for 200 years and has a base around 25 miles across. Vertically, it has three volcanic cones, called Shira, Mawenzi, and Kibo, and it's from Kibo that the summit, called Uhuru, rises. Uhuru (pictured here) is a chilly place, with temperatures as low as -18 Celsius (even colder with wind chill factor).Even so, thanks to climate change Kili's snow caps have diminished by 80 percent since 1912, and its glaciers by 64 percent since 1962.

Read more in Tripatini member Rohny Jones' post A Few Cool Fact's about Mount Kilimajaro, Africa's Tallest Peak.

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