While orinaba more of 5 thousand meters of height, an expeditionary is surprised to find the animal resting on a stone
DAR ES SALAAM, 31 of August.- A mountaineer sighted a living dog at the top of Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, While orinaba more of 5 thousand 700 m altitude and several degrees below zero, today released magazine Tanzanian Babukubwa.
“He was responding to a call of nature and saw the dog lying one metre from the rock on which I was”, told John Messe magazine, a tourist who rose along with other three companions and took a picture of the animal with your mobile phone.
The Summit, The Uhuru peak (“Freedom”, in swahili), located between the 5 thousand 730 and 5 thousand 895 meters above sea level, and it supports temperatures from less 4 and less 15 degrees Celsius.
By the icy cold at these altitudes, several scientists have questioned, not only how could he ascend the animal, But how managed to survive.
In the opinion of the veterinarian Wilfred Marealle, It is normal that a dog will hold environmental conditions of extreme cold, but it is rare to go to the Summit of Kilimanjaro, in Northern Tanzania.
That is why, Marealle warned future mountaineers they avisten to the can that be alert, given that the animal could have rabies.
Director of marketing for the company that organized the rise told the magazine that ten years ago was spotted another dog in the camp of Baranco, to 3 thousand 960 meters above the sea level.
The event evokes the book “The snows of Kilimanjaro”, Ernest Hemingway, in the U.S. author talks of finding dry and frozen skeleton of a Leopard, and he says that no one could explain is never what you were looking for the feline by those heights.