This is Barafu Camp. As you can see by all the tents, it has enough population for its own zip code. Most of the night summit attempts leave from here. Shira, Lemosho, Machame and Umbre Routes all pass through Barafu to the summit. We briefly stopped in Barafu for a […]
This photograph has always intrigued me because of the primary colors (red, yellow & blue) with the morning moon and the Rebman Glacier peaking along the horizon. We are half way down the scree slide as I looked back up the slope to capture this image. Running down the scree […]
The stroll from the spot of the week 46 photo to the summit sign was maybe 150 yards. My son and I covered that distance, arm & arm, as I fondly recall and you would have thought we would be feeing triumphant, but the core feeling we experienced was one […]
One of the fellows at BootsnAll sent me some photographs taken by a friend. I have included one of his images this week because it was the shot I couldn’t take. My camera stopped working and, at 19,000+ feet, I did not possess the cognitive resources to render the simple […]
Pictured here, taken from inside our tent, is our waiter August at Crater Camp announcing that our dinner was ready in the mess tent. Behind him are the beautifully iconicÂ Furtwrangler Glacier and one of the cinder cones protecting the Reusch Crater. As I’ve shared in other posts this year, the […]
Climatic truths are rendering the glaciers atop Mt. Kilimanjaro smaller by the day. This process has been unfolding for hundreds of years, yes, even before “global warming”. Although I think “man” could be a wiser steward of the planet, I’m of the opinion this ice was going to melt, in […]
Pictured here is the Furtwrangler Glacier which we could walk right up to and touch. The breath saving stroll from the crater rim to Crater Camp is all down hill. past the massive 40 to 50 foot walls of ice that have been standing there for thousands of years. Â […]
This view of the Reusch Crater is hidden from Kilimanjaro summiteers by gigantic cinder cones. The only way to see this is to include an over-night stay at Crater Camp, walk up the cinder cones and look in. Less than 5 % of the annual trekkers do this. The majority […]
While exploring the surroundings on the crater floor the clouds were rolling past, at our level, like gigantic puffs of cotton. I’d never seen anything quiteÂ like it.
I took this minimalist image as we moved slowly across the raising snow slope from the top of the Breach to the rim of the cinder cones protecting the Reusch Crater.