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The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?

Posted: May 09 2019 9:45 am
by chumley
Tanzania studying a tram on Kilimanjaro.
https://news.yahoo.com/tanzania-plans-c ... iness.html
Tanzania wants to boost tourist numbers by putting a cable car on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, and is in talks about the project with a Chinese and a Western company.

Around 50,000 tourists climb Kilimanjaro annually. A cable car could increase tourist numbers by 50 percent by providing access to the mountain for those unable to climb it, Constantine Kanyasu, the deputy minister for tourism, said.

The country is conducting feasibility studies on possible routes at the moment, Kanyasu told Reuters.

Re: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?

Posted: May 09 2019 11:52 am
by SAMBA
On the list of the world's "must do/visit" locations, Kilimanjaro ain't on mine. That said, I've already pre-ordered my tickets on the first tram-ride to Choquequirao if/when it ever gets built. Begs the question, "Why on God's earth would someone hike for a couple of days UPHILL, when they can tram it in comfort in a mere 15 minutes?". Makes no sense to moi.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/ ... oquequirao

Re: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?

Posted: May 09 2019 11:56 am
by chumley
Some people enjoy not being fat and lazy.

Re: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?

Posted: May 09 2019 12:30 pm
by LosDosSloFolks
What.jpg

Re: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?

Posted: May 09 2019 2:39 pm
by big_load
That seems like a huge investment and defacement for 25,000 more people a year.

Re: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?

Posted: May 09 2019 6:17 pm
by sidhayes
@SAMBA

About $, nothing wrong with that and equality, making access to all. It's all good.

Re: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?

Posted: May 09 2019 6:47 pm
by gummo
Africa was so awesome. You guys would probably go there just to drink the banana beer, but the hiking, the landscape, the people (minus those pesky kidnappers), and the wildlife was amazing.

Re: The Kilimanjaro Escalade project?

Posted: May 09 2019 6:57 pm
by chumley
gummo wrote:
May 09 2019 6:47 pm
Africa was so awesome...minus those pesky kidnappers
sidhayes wrote:
May 09 2019 6:17 pm
About $, nothing wrong with that
:sweat: