Climbing Africa’s tallest volcano

Every year for the past seven years, the folks at Google Sightseeing have run a series of posts for “Volcano Week”. It’s a fun series to follow, and they’re wrapping up this week after covering Mount Etna, Colima, Piton de la Fournaise and Sakura-jimi, seen below.

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A few years ago during their Volcano Week series, Google Sightseeing writer Noel Ballantyne wrote an article about Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Noel has recently decided to climb the mountain and will do so in January, 2013! He will be climbing to help raise funds for Focus Ireland, a registered charity that works to prevent people becoming, remaining or returning to homelessness. You can contribute to Noel’s fundraising efforts via his donation page.
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At nearly 6,000 meters, climbing Kilimanjaro is a very ambitious goal and we wish Noel the best. You can explore the mountain for yourself in Google Earth by loading this KML file.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



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