Kilimanjaro National Park

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What It's Like to Climb Africa's Highest Peak—By Bike

Earlier this year, adventurer Patrick Sweeney teamed up with professional mountain biker Rebecca Rusch to attempt something that's only been done once in history: climb and descend Mount Kilimanjaro on mountain bikes.

Apr 27, 2016

Summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on a Bike Is as Hard as It Looks

Our mission was to climb up and bomb down Africa’s tallest mountain, unsupported. As far as we could determine, Rebecca Rusch and I would be the first people to do so since two British cousins, Nicholas and Richard Crane, earned the first ascent in 1985.

Patrick Sweeney
Apr 27, 2016

I want to climb one of the Seven Summits and have narrowed the list to Aconcagua or Kilimanjaro. I’m in excellent shape and an experienced hiker, but not a mountaineer. Which one would you recommend?

Greg Melville
Feb 26, 2013

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Stephanie Pearson
Mar 13, 2012

How do I beat the cold atop 19,340-foot Kilimanjaro?

I climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in August. I have been skiing before but never in sub-zero conditions. Will two layers of long underwear under two layers of fleece and a waterproof, windproof shell jacket be enough to handle the cold at over 19,000 feet? Or do I really need to get down or something like it? Steve Moorpark, California

Douglas Gantenbein
Jul 20, 2005