You Can Now Post Pics From Mount Kilimanjaro At An Altitude Of 19,341 Feet

by Ishita Agarwal
You Can Now Post Pics From Mount Kilimanjaro At An Altitude Of 19,341 Feet

A little good news for all social media and photography buffs out there! The Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation, a state-owned monopoly, has brought high-speed Internet access to the foothills of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania for the benefit of social media users. On August 16th, the government finished installing broadband. So let’s find out more about this favourite place for adventure lovers! 

Mount Kilimanjaro An Iconic Mountain For Adventure Lovers 

Mount Kilimanjaro is the tallest peak in Africa at an impressive 5,895 metres (19,341 feet) in elevation. It also holds the record for being the tallest freestanding peak on Earth. Moreover, located in Tanzania, the three volcanic cones of Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira make up this inactive volcano.

Nape Nnauye, Minister of information, has described the deployment of the internet to the iconic peak as a “historic event.” The Minister went on to say that by the end of the year, everyone at the 5895 m (19,300 ft) peak will have access to the Internet. 



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New Technology On The Top Will Ease The Expedition

About 35,000 people try to reach the summit every year. Kilimanjaro National Park which houses the tallest mountain of Africa is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Technology like the Internet, power generators and cellphones have made lives simpler for serious climbers in recent years. As a result, both picture sharing and emergency aid requests are possible.

Tanzania relies heavily on tourism, and Mount Kilimanjaro is a big draw. So last year, the Tanzanian government revealed plans for a cable car on the mountain’s southern slope. The decision, however, was heavily opposed by mountaineers, adventure companies, and several eco-activists.

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What do you think of this new technology introduced at Mount Kilimanjaro? Are you ready to post pictures LIVE from top of the world? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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