Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa follows five trekkers and a local Chagga guide to the top of Kilimanjaro, the largest freestanding mountain in the world. Along the way, the group encounters strange landscapes and endure harsh conditions as they travel through five climate zones, ranging from the lower rainforest to the summit’s arctic glaciers. On the ascent, the team explores Kilimanjaro’s delicate ecosystems and their unique flora and fauna, learning about the formation of the African continent and the Great Rift Valley, as well as Africa’s fiery volcanic history.

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2002
  • Date Released:
    March 2002
  • Alternate Titles:
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: No
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70
  • Distributor:

    K2 Studios

  • Produced By:

    A David Breashears film produced by Kilimanjaro Inc. in collaboration with the Houston Museum of Natural Science; the Denver Museum of Nature & Science; Museum of Science, Boston; and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

  • Executive Producer: Houston Museum of Natural Science
  • Producer: David Breashears, Arabella Cecil
  • Director:  David Breashears
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Mose Richards
  • Cinematography: David Breashears, Robert Scheauer, Jack Tankard
  • Sound Editor: 
  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Alan Williams
  • Editor: William Anderson and Julie Wai-Sum Yuen
  • Narrator:
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  • Adventure
  • Destination
  • Documentary
  • Geology
  • Nature



Best Sound Editing in a Special Venue Film, Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel Award, 2003

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