Mount Kilimanjaro, an iconic symbol of Africa, has been for centuries a mythic destination for adventurers and explorers.Every year the highest free-standing mountain in the world draws tens of thousands of climbers, all pushing themselves to reach the top of Kilimanjaro. The mountain, however, is changing, as the snowcap on its peak shrinks every year.
Despite appearances, Kilimanjaro is a fragile ecosystem. It’s also a place of work for the thousands of people who live on its flanks. A climb is a journey of stamina for the hazards and extreme conditions at every turn.
This CCTV Africa series takes you to the top of this beautiful and dangerous mountain and looks at what makes it such a draw to so many people from around the world.
To get an intimate understanding of the mountain beyond the photos, myths, and legends, CCTV’s Ramah Nyang took on the mountain’s formidable challenge, guided by a team from Summit Expeditions & Nomadic Experience. This series takes you to the top of this beautiful and dangerous mountain and looks at what makes it such a draw to so many people from around the world.
“This is pretty intimidating, it’s just taken me completely out of my depth but at the same time it’s exciting, it’s new, it’s different, it’s a challenge that’s usually the best part.” Ramah Nyang