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Traditional Geocache

Mt. Kilimanjaro

A cache by Aceey
Hidden : 7/17/2014
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of the Mountain Man Series. Each cache will require climbing to retrieve. You will need safety equipment and proper knowledge to use such equipment. You are responsible for your own safety and assume all risk involved in geocaching. Do not attempt this cache or any cache that would put you at risk for injury or death.


If you are not comfortable with climbing and are unable to safely make the climb, do not attempt this cache or series. If you do not have a very well trained monkey who can safely retrieve this cache, you may want to find a good Sherpa who might be able to assist you.

Mount Kilimanjaro - with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is a dormant volcanic mountain in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free-standing mountain in the world at 19,341 feet above sea level.

On 6 October 1889, Hans Meyer reached the highest summit on the crater ridge of Kibo. He named it "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Spitze" ("Kaiser Wilhelm peak"). That name apparently was used until Tanzania was formed in 1964, when the summit was renamed "Uhuru", meaning "Freedom Peak" in Kiswahili.

In 1989, the organizing committee of the 100-year celebration of the first ascent decided to award posthumous certificates to the African porter-guides who had accompanied Meyer and Purtscheller. One person in pictures or documents of the 1889 expedition was thought to match a living inhabitant of Marangu, Yohani Kinyala Lauwo. Lauwo did not know his own age nor did he remember Meyer or Purtscheller, but he remembered joining a Kilimanjaro expedition involving a Dutch doctor who lived near the mountain and that he did not get to wear shoes during the 8-day affair. Lauwo claimed that he had climbed the mountain 3 times before World War I. The committee concluded that he had been a member of Meyer's team and therefore must have been born around 1871. Lauwo died on 10 May 1996 at the thus reconstructed world-record age of 124 or 125 and is now even often suggested as co-first-ascendant of Kilimanjaro.


White Water Canyon operating hours are 6:30 am until 10:30 pm year-round.

“Congratulations to Zuma, Team Honeybunnies, KSpud, Comkelp, and SBC Crew” for being the first to make the ascent of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Ner lbh ernql gb pyvzo Zg. Xvyvznawneb?

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
-------------------------
N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 11/20/2014 10:47:32 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (6:47 AM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum