"Kilimanjaro is a snow-covered mountain 19,710 feet high, and is said to be the highest mountain in Africa. Its western summit is called by the Masai "Ngàje Ngài," the House of God. Close to the western summit there is the dried and frozen carcass of a leopard. No one has explained what the leopard was seeking at that altitude."

As Ernest Hemingway highlights here it is a fascination in  animals and humans a like to reach snowy peaks. To a lot of respected men it has been to their peril but this does not deter or dampen the desire to reach these mesmeric places in are world. As i live nowhere near Kilimanjaro or any real peak i have to be happy with the 1800 metre gradient of Winter Hill, pitifully in its comparison but as today's weather has given it a snow blanket it is no less appealing!                                       

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