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Conquering Kilimanjaro 7: Mount Kilimanjaro’s highest point

This is the final part of our series on climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Having conquered the summit at significant cost, the team is now well placed to explore the mountains vanishing glaciers. CCTV's Ramah Nyang takes a...

Conquering Kilimanjaro Feature 6: The final ascent

The final ascent to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, is often the hardest part of the climb. Climbers must gain about a kilometer in altitude, over steep terrain covered in jagged rocks, gravel, ice and...

Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro Feature 3: Maneuvering to the top

For decades, Mount Kilimanjaro has been a key part of Tanzania's vast tourist attractions. As CCTV's Ramah Nyang reports however, to Tanzanians themselves, the mountain is so much more than just a pretty lump of...

Conquering Kilimanjaro Feature 5: Uhuru peak in sight

The team is now just about 2 kilometers below their target, the Uhuru Peak, which is just under 6 kilometers above sea level. Exhaustion, poor weather, and a change in their route plan, have...

Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro Feature 4: The infamous Western Breach

The team is approaching the most dangerous part of the climb, a steep ascent on gravel, snow, and ice, up the infamous Western Breach. Even though the team is about halfway up the mountain,...

Conquering Mount Kilimanjaro Feature 2: Finally on the trail to the top

After some mishaps even before the climb started, the team has now run into yet another challenge - virtually non-stop rain. The team is still in the midst of the thick, lush rainforests at the...

Conquering Kilimanjaro Feature 1: The Beginning

For decades, the highest free-standing mountain on the continent has drawn tens of thousands of climbers, all pushing themselves to get to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The mountain, however, is changing, as its snow...

Mount Kilimanjaro, an icon of Africa

In this series, CCTV Africa will attempt to take you to the top of this beautiful and dangerous mountain. And look at what makes it draw  so many people around the world each year. Mount...