Mount Kilimanjaro: an altitude record by motorcycle in Africa
Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania at an elevation of 5.895m (19,341ft) above the sea level.
On October 26th, 1974, eight Spanish riders (Pep Bou, Juli Bernaus, Josep Maria Casas, Santiago Godó, Josep Maria Lladó, Jaume Llansana, Joan Mollà and Jaume Travesset) with Bultaco Sherpa Ts specifically adapted for the mission, climbed up to this volcano beating an altitude record by motorcycle. The climb of the Expedició Moto Igualada – Kilimanjaro to the highest mountain in Africa was simply terrible, with a notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. It’s one of the highest roads of Africa.