September 8, 2001
All that glitters is not cold

Kilimanjaro means "mountain that glitters" in Swahili. From the surrounding savanna grasslands and desert scrub to the permanently-icy peak at 19,340 feet, one passes through coffee plantations, a tropical rainforest, grassland, and a high-altitude desert. Hey, we'll need the coffee up at the top!

View lots more photos of Mother Earth here. Especially if you've got a faster link than we do. I drank all the coffee waiting for the picture to download!

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