MOUNT KILIMANJARO

COMPLETED            SEPTEMBER 2011

The extinct volcano of Kilimanjaro is one of the world’s most recognisable peaks. It rises dramatically above the dusty East African plains with the impressive snow-capped summit awarding awe-inspiring views of this magnificent landscape.

“Doubly happy, however, is the man to whom lofty mountain-tops are within reach.” John Muir

It is the highest top to bottom flight out of all the summits, where you land at the town of Moshi.

VISIT: http://www.paraglidekilimanjaro.com

CONTINENT: Africa

 

COUNTRY: Tanzania

 

SUMMIT: Kilimanjaro 

 

GPS CO-ORDINATES: S3 04.585 E37 21.240

 

ALTITUDE: 5895m / 19340 feet

 

BEST TIME OF YEAR: / August / September /December / January

 

TIME TO CLIMB: Days - 5/8

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FRIENDS: Marianne Schwankhart, Kyle O'Donahue, Andrew Smith, Linda Wilimsa, Alistar Steuart, Guy Pitman, James Braid, Jeremy Holdcraft and many others....

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PARAGLIDING: Pierre has flown from the mountain 4 times,  2 Tandems, and 1 Solo  from the summit, and once from the" School hut" at 5000m, with his involvement in "paraglidekilimanjaro", there will be many more times to come.

 

TIMES COMPLETED: 2011 Sept, 2017 Sept, 2018 July, 2019 Oct.

PARAGLIDING HISTORY:

  • 1970's  Rudi Kischasi - Hang glider

  •  1980's  Bill Moyes and his son Steve Moyes - Hang glider

  • 1987 - 1st Paragliders  -  Christine Janin and Catherine Destivelle

  • 1999  Jan.  -  Zebulon Roche and Claire Be

  • 2011 Sep.  -  First legal flight - Andrew Smith, Pierre Carter and Chris Lotter

  • Since the first legal flights many more have taken place with various operators. "Paraglidekilimanjaro" - now takes parties,  with many successful flights to their name.