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“Kilimanjaro Lava Tower” GC25W5D GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – July 18th, 2010

Kilimanjaro Lava Tower (GC25W5D) is an EarthCache three million years in the making.  KDubs created this EarthCache and two others on the mountain.    Kilimanjaro Lava Tower (GC25W5D), Kilimanjaro Climate Zones (GC1X8Ao) and Kilimanjaro Glacial Sublimation (GC29PKY) all wait for visitors to answer their EartheCache questions.

Lava Tower


Kilimanjaro’s summit reaches 19,342 feet (5895 meters) into the clouds.  The Eastern African mountain rose about three million years ago during the formation of the Great Right Valley. Kilimanjaro Lava Tower (GC25W5D) requires you to answer two questions about this rock tower, from one of the three volcanoes which comprise the mountain.

Kilimanjaro Climate Zones (GC1X8A0) asks you to take a photo in each of the five climate zone on the mountain.

Kilimanjaro Glacial Sublimation (GC29PKY) challenges you to explore the fading glaciers of the mountain.  You need to answer three questions and provide a photo.

Geocachers at the summit of Kilimanjaro

Glacier on Kilimanjaro

Today, adventures hike up the mountain in the thousands.  Geocachers stop along the way to claim EarthCaches, learn about the mountain, the forces that formed it and the glaciers that still crown Kilimanjaro.

Explore other Geocaches of the Week here.

  • No

    very cool cache

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  • Jan Gensler

    Ts, das ist doch mal ne Herausforderung ;-)

  • KDubs

    Just posted a new one there called the Barranco Wall, which is a 700 foot ascent along the Machame Route carved out by a landslide

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