Gentle Giants, part 2

My second encounter with Gentle Giants took place in Rwanda, and specifically in Virunga National Park on the border of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. We were picked up at 06.30 in the morning to be driven to get the permits to trek the gorillas. I did not know what to expect and thought that my adventure would be…

Kilimanjaro, day 7 – day 9

Day 7, Kosovo Camp, 4 800m Kosovo Camp is not mentioned in many of the guidebooks nor is it marked clearly on the maps, and you will not find an excessive description of it anywhere. We only learnt about its location during the briefing, when the change to our original schedule had been made. Kosovo…

Kilimanjaro, day 4 – day 6

DAY 4 – Moir Camp by Lent Hills, 4 165 m The next morning started with the usual ritual of “shower”, checking our vitals, and me having a peanut butter toast for breakfast. Already on the second day of climbing, I woke up with a hunger and need in my body to have at least one…

Kilimanjaro, here we come!

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa, proudly shooting to the sky with three of its peaks, Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira. While Mawenzi and Shira are long extinct volcanos, the Kibo is dormant only, and we can potentially witness its eruption again. The highest of its peaks, Kibo, rises to 5,985 meters above the sea…