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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 5 – Barranco To Karanga

Previous Post: Day 4 – Shira 2 To Barranco Overview: On Day 4 we had walked a bit over ten kilometers on our most demanding day so far.  This day would see us scale back on the distance by almost half – … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 4 – Shira 2 To Barranco

Previous Post: Day 3 – Shira 1 to Shira 2 Another day on the slopes of Kilimanjaro – and another clear early morning view of the summit of Kibo.  Frost on the tent exterior when we got up at about … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 3 – Shira 1 to Shira 2

Previous Post: Day 2 – From Mti Mkubwa To Shira 1 Our Day 2 had ended with a walk down from the ridge onto the Shira plateau and to our Shira 1 campsite (3504 meters).  This day would see us … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 2 – Mti Mkubwa to Shira 1

Previous Post: Day 1 – From Lemosho Glades To Mti Mkubwa Camp Elevation Gain: 2785 m to 3504 m/9,137 ft to 11,496 ft Distance: just under 8 km/ 5 miles Hiking Time: about 5 hours Habitat: Rain forest/Heath/Moorland My Polar … Continue reading

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Kilimanjaro Via The Lemosho Route: Day 1 – Lemosho Glades To Mti Mkubwa

Previous Post: A Walk To the Top of Meru -Tanzania’s Second Highest Mountain I returned from my Meru trek looking forward to a day’s rest before we set off on the main event of my Tanzania visit, an eight-day trek via the … Continue reading

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Mount Meru: A Walk To the Top of Tanzania’s Second Highest Mountain

Previous Post: Heading To Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Region Google “Meru” and you come up with a number of destinations. There is the Meru of Hindu and Buddhist myth;  it is believed to be the very axis of the world in the same way, … Continue reading

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Heading To Tanzania’s Kilimanjaro Region

Hank Snow, the “Singing Ranger” from Nova Scotia, hit it big in 1962 with a song that mentions all the places he had passed through in his rambles.  It is like Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” on amphetamine … Continue reading

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Mapping Bolivia’s Cordillera Real Trekking Routes

This upload is mostly an expansion of the map section from my introductory post on Trekking Bolivia’s Cordillera Real – Maps, Basic Info, and Planning Advice. It only deals with the maps available for trekkers keen on an independent walk down the … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 17 – Koto To Tal

Previous Post: Day 16 – Meta To Koto Day 17 – Koto To Tal time: 7:00 –  2:00 p.m. the high point of the day: Timang (2750) maps: Himalayan Map House Annapurna Circuit Trek Map.  See here for info on hard … Continue reading

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Upper Mustang-Phu Valley Traverse Via Saribung La: Day 16 – Meta To Koto

Previous Post: Day 15 – Phu To Meta time: 7:00 – 2:00 p.m. with many rest stops distance: about 14.5 km. the high point of the day: Meta at 3586 m maps: Himalayan Map House Annapurna Circuit Trek Map.  See here … Continue reading

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