It seems that every six months, the New York Times writes another story about Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, with a new story angle. Kilimanjaro, in my opinion, has always received great attention in the press as it’s the highest mountain in Africa and is often romanticized by books, movies, explorers, on TV. But this year’s increased attention is probably from constant references that Africa’s highest summit is melting, which was from Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth. Al Gore has probably put Kilimanjaro more on the “must do” map, as the number of people wanting to reach the summit has increased dramatically the last year.