Some of the best outdoor activities are the ones where a lot of physical activity is in play. One of the most sought-after outdoor activities are mountain climbing. Hiking has been an activity which has been practiced for the many years with many different techniques used to ensure that the target position has been reached. Hiking being a sport that has been accepted and being practiced all over the world has led to people reaching some of the highest points on the planet.
One of the mountains that have been climbed for many years with great success is the Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa. Being on the list of some of the tallest mountains in the world Kilimanjaro is a force to reckon with. A lot of people have been influenced by this mountain. For some it has served as a start to their mountaineering adventures while for others it’s just a onetime challenge of a lifetime. No matter the reason you have for climbing this mountain, the journey will leave an unforgettable mark in your life.
The mountain is 5895meters above the sea level, and its strategic position provides the one on top a magnificent view of both the Kenyan and Tanzanian plains. Doing the climb requires a lot of practice and be physically fit and well equipped for the climb. The mountain should not be taken lightly as it posses the same threats that will be posed by any big mountain. Because of its closeness to the equator, Kilimanjaro does not have a wide range of weather change. Any time of the year can be a time when the mountain can be hiked without fear of great weather change.
The mountain experiences the rain forest weather where some months of the year have a heavy downpour while others it is really dry. It should be noted that this does not mean that the snow-capped ice-cold Kilimanjaro has not dried up rather than at the foot of the mountain there is not rain. It is more fun to walk on snow than rain when you are at this height.
The weather changes do not affect the mountain hikers so much since the only difference is the rain and the snow when you are above 3500 meters. A lot of people tend to take the hike during the dry months of the year, and this being the months of July and August the months record a higher number of climbers than other months. This Months should be avoided for people who do not like crowds and will not mind the rainy season. Any time that you will choose to take the hike will leave an unforgettable memory that you will treasure for the rest of your entire life.