Mount Kilimanjaro

Mountains

Mount Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m from its base to 5,895 metres above sea level. Elevation: 5,895...

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Mt. Fuji

Mountains

Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes...

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Kangchenjunga

Mountains

Kangchenjunga, sometimes spelled Kanchenjunga, is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim. Elevation: 8,586 m First ascent: May 25, 1955 Prominence: 3,922 m Listing: Eight-thousander, Ultra-prominent peak First ascenders: George Band,...

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Mt. Cho Oyu

Mountains

Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,201 metres above sea level. Cho Oyu means “Turquoise Goddess” in Tibetan. Elevation: 8,201 m Prominence: 2,340 m First ascent: October 19, 1954 Listing: Eight-thousander, Ultra-prominent peak Mountain range:...

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