Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro Is in Tropics But Famous for Glaciers

Are there glaciers in the tropics?

Glaciers also exist in the tropics near the equator.

The highest mountain on the African continent, Kilimanjaro, is especially famous.

Kilimanjaro is an alpine mountain located in Tanzania at an altitude of 5,892 m.

Temperatures in Tanzania are very high, often above 104°F in summer.

However, the temperature at the top of Kilimanjaro is only about -86°C.

The area near the top of Kilimanjaro is extremely cold and is famous for its beautiful glacier views.

National Geographic Society: Mount Kilimanjaro