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Height of Kilimanjaro
  1. N C C Sharp
  1. Department of Sports Sciences Brunel University, Borough Road West London TW7 5DU, UK

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    Editor,—As one who, for my running exploits on Kilimanjaro, was mentioned in Damian Bailey's1 excellent letter on high altitude mountaineering, may I correct an error in the paper by Moore et al2 in the same issue of this journal? They give the height of Kilimanjaro as 4559 m (14 960 ft). However, the surveyed height of Uhuru Peak on the Kibo summit of Kilimanjaro is 5895 m or 19 340 ft3, and believe me, it always felt like it!

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