Kibosho Mashariki

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  • Day10

    Day 9: Mountain Day 7

    March 14, 2011 in Tanzania

    Mweka Camp, 3100m ASL
    Last night's rain had thankfully given up, though being perched in a rainforest we weren't expecting to stay dry the entire day. Hasani warned us that the weather usually rolled in around 11am, so we hit the trail early at 7am.

    The track was thankfully very smooth and mostly mud free. Our hike to the gate was a mercifully brief 3 hour journey, enlivened only by thoughts of cold beer, hot showers and soft mattresses. And some white corborus monkeys in the trees above us, which were extremely hard to photograph.

    Before we knew it, we were at the gate and our week-long trek was finally over. We signed the registration book, filled out a few forms and hopped on the bus back to Springlands Hotel. My phone decided to work again, so I called both Mum and Dad to tell them of our success. My joy was muted though with the sad news that Grandma had passed away on Saturday. I'm still pretty upset about it, but it just seems like it isn't real. I'll go home and everything will be fine. Mum also informed me that there'd been an enormous earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and that a nuclear power plant was melting down. Crazy what happens when you go off the grid for a few days.

    On arrival back at Moshi we took care of some housekeeping - certificates, tips for Hasani and the porters, laundry, internet and so on. The rest of the day was spent relaxing and drinking with Tom and Sarka.

    We had our safari briefing in the evening, where the big news was that we'd been given a free upgrade to lodge accommodation instead of basic camping due to the rainy season. Being thoroughly sick of camping, this was pure music to our ears and we went to bed very excited about the next few days.
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  • Day7

    "Frozen"... und Abstieg

    January 5, 2015 in Tanzania

    Autor: Sandra
    Es war Arschkalt. Und zwar wirklich. Mit Windeinfluss betrug die tatsächlich gefühlte Temperatur am Gipfel -20 Grad. Alles war eingefroren. Dafür entschädigten aber die unglaublichen Ausblicke. Als sich der Nebel pünktlich zum Sonnenaufgang lichtete, sahen wir die unglaublichen Gletscher, die leider immer weiter schmelzen. Man kommt sich vor als wäre man nicht mehr auf dieser Welt. Nach den obligatorischen Gipfelfotos und ein wenig umsehen ging es dann Richtung Abstieg, da sich kälte, müdigkeit und vor allem fast 6.000 m doch bemerkbar machen. Der Abstieg verlief dann in gefühlter glühender Hitze, so dass wir auf 4.600m im T-Shirt ins Zelt fielen und erstmal 2 Stunden wie tot schliefen. Als wir aufwachten war es bitterkalt und am schneien.. Verrückt... Im Schnee schnell die Sachen gepackt und weiter abgestiegen. Abends noch einmal zelten und Abschied von unserer wunderbaren Begleitmannschaft von der wir so manches Wort Swahili erlernt haben. Asante sana! Am nächsten Tag ging es dann nur noch zum Auto, welches uns nach kurzen Zwischenstops zum Hotel brachte.Read more

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