(CNN) — Kilimanjaro climbers can now record their ascents in real time on Instagram, following the recent move by Tanzanian authorities to install high-speed internet around the mountain’s slopes.
Mount Kilimanjaro Located in northern Tanzania, it is Africa’s highest peak at over 19,000 feet (about 5,900 meters).
The broadband service was set up by the Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation and launched on Tuesday, the information ministry said.
“Today climb Mount Kilimanjaro: I am hoisting high-speed internet communications (broadband) to the roofs of Africa. Tourists can now communicate with the world from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. We are 5880 meters above sea level. I’m going to Uhuru Peak!” murmured Nape Moses Nnauye Minister of Information, Communication and Information Technology, Tanzania.
Nnauye said it was not safe for tourists to travel through the mountains without an internet connection.
Technology now plays a big role in mountaineering.
Beyond the thrill of uploading your ascents to social media in real time, discovered by an expert An internet connection helps raise awareness of climbers and guide them through the climb.
“Previously, it was a bit dangerous for visitors and porters who had to operate without internet,” Nunawe said at the launch on Tuesday, with internet service expanding to the top of the mountain by the end of the year. added. AFP report
Kilimanjaro National Park, home to giant peaks, is protected UNESCO World Heritage Site It provides a portion of Tanzania’s tourism revenue.
According to popular reports, thousands of adventurers climb Kilimanjaro each year, and many attempt to do so. Guide service.
Deployment of internet services on Mount Kilimanjaro welcomed by Chinese ambassador to Tanzania Chen Min Jiang.
China jointly loan Efforts of the Tanzanian Government offer Wider access to ICT infrastructure.
Above: Mount Kilimanjaro seen from Satao Elerai Nature Reserve in Kenya. (Roger de la Harpe/Education Images/Universal Images Group/Getty Images)