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Kilimanjaro...
« on: June 28, 2018, 10:34:54 AM »

Around 5800 meters above sea level ( what's some meters her/there between friends eh  ;) ). Categorized as an extreme high altitude climb.

From the air, mostly hidden here by the clouds..


And from the ground...


The tallest free standing mountain on the continent of Africa..

The way up to the base was...not without excitement!


And then it rained some more.

Let's go up and see what it looks up there...

To be continued...
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Re: Kilimanjaro...
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 04:12:24 AM »

There are always those that contribute to any success in mountain climbing, or any endeavor.

The unsung. Those that let people like Edmond Hillary to take the final step and stayed behind?

They deserve grater praise for making it ' happen'  for us across the world..

Thank you.

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Re: Kilimanjaro...
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2018, 04:24:53 AM »


Not a particularly ' difficult ' climb. But can be exhausting!


And what's up there?..well everything is down below..


Nothingness..


Of course, going up is the easy part!



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Re: Kilimanjaro...
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2018, 04:35:52 AM »


Thank you for being with us on this climb.

Next time we meet near a mountain, it shall be on our way to Aconcagua. 6980 meters. Argentina. The highest peak outside Asia.
And the highest point in the Southern Hemisphere..

On the way to Aconcagua...

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Re: Kilimanjaro...
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2018, 04:13:53 PM »

I've always liked that the famous photo from "Hillary's" ascent of Everest isn't of Hillary at all but rather of Tenzing Norgay.  :)

-Dave-

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Re: Kilimanjaro...
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2018, 04:19:44 PM »

Very nice! More snow than when I summited Kilimanjaro on September 1, 2017. A fun climb and I liked Tanzania in general.

I've been thinking about Aconcagua too!
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Re: Kilimanjaro...
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2018, 04:13:41 AM »


Wonder why Tenzing would be holding that flag?
Don’t you? Specially if he, Tenzing, was not the first to reach the summit?

As always thanks for stopping by.

I've always liked that the famous photo from "Hillary's" ascent of Everest isn't of Hillary at all but rather of Tenzing Norgay.  :)

-Dave-
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Re: Kilimanjaro...
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2018, 04:15:41 AM »


Thank you Matt.

Aconcagua is a tougher ‘ hike’, for sure.

Best of lucks with your climbs.

Very nice! More snow than when I summited Kilimanjaro on September 1, 2017. A fun climb and I liked Tanzania in general.

I've been thinking about Aconcagua too!
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Re: Kilimanjaro...
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2018, 09:54:25 AM »

I've always liked that the famous photo from "Hillary's" ascent of Everest isn't of Hillary at all but rather of Tenzing Norgay.  :)

-Dave-
I believe that when they approached the summit, Hillary let Norgay go first, since he had done so much work.
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« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2018, 10:57:39 AM »

Not much snow in '84, but the cats offered rabies. So they disappeared 'em. Felt absolutely no desire to cross over from Kenya - frankly, would have felt much happier back home on the Islas Baleares...

I never quite understood why, considering our ancestors braved extinction getting the hell away from those places - and risk it today, too - that some feel driven to return.

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« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2018, 02:06:23 PM »

I believe Norgay, sometime later, said that Edmond first set foot on the summit.

Thank you for stopping by.

I believe that when they approached the summit, Hillary let Norgay go first, since he had done so much work.
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« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2018, 02:07:50 PM »

Speaking for myself only, it is just to see what is up there!

:)

Not much snow in '84, but the cats offered rabies. So they disappeared 'em. Felt absolutely no desire to cross over from Kenya - frankly, would have felt much happier back home on the Islas Baleares...

I never quite understood why, considering our ancestors braved extinction getting the hell away from those places - and risk it today, too - that some feel driven to return.

:-)
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Re: Kilimanjaro...
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2018, 05:27:30 PM »

Speaking for myself only, it is just to see what is up there!

:)


But you already knew?

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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2018, 09:34:26 PM »

I don’t necessarily believe what I am told. Like to find out for myself, if I can.
Believe but verify, if possible.




But you already knew?

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« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2018, 04:05:28 PM »

I believe Norgay, sometime later, said that Edmond first set foot on the summit.

Yes. Hillary took the photo because he knew better than Tenzing how to operate the *camera with gloves on. He'd modded it for that purpose in fact.

-Dave-

*A Kodak Retina…as my dad, who loved his Retina IIc, was fond of pointing out.
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« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2018, 05:47:44 PM »

*A Kodak Retina…as my dad, who loved his Retina IIc, was fond of pointing out.
AH! I have fond memories of my first 35mm camera, a Retina IIIC.
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Re: Kilimanjaro...
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2018, 11:40:24 AM »

Not much snow in '84, but the cats offered rabies. So they disappeared 'em. Felt absolutely no desire to cross over from Kenya - frankly, would have felt much happier back home on the Islas Baleares...

I never quite understood why, considering our ancestors braved extinction getting the hell away from those places - and risk it today, too - that some feel driven to return.

:-)

I often prefer mountains that are climbed less frequently but I wanted to see how I would do at that kind of altitude and I also just enjoy the challenge and then the satisfaction of meeting that challenge. Also, there are lots of great photography opportunities up there!
Now that I've been that high, I'm curious to see how high I can go although I'm not all that interested in Everest. Too crowded, expensive, and dangerous. Good thing there are so many other fun adventures out there!
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« Reply #17 on: July 05, 2018, 04:57:09 PM »

Matt, what I would really like nowadays would be to find myself with 2 uninterrupted months.

Then a road trip from Charleston, S.C to New Orleans in L.A...travel across the Deep South.
Doing documentary photography, history, culture, and enjoying the food and music along the way.

My wife has refused it so far. One of her brothers is willing if we rent a RV. A no go for me.
Maybe, one day....

Best.


I often prefer mountains that are climbed less frequently but I wanted to see how I would do at that kind of altitude and I also just enjoy the challenge and then the satisfaction of meeting that challenge. Also, there are lots of great photography opportunities up there!
Now that I've been that high, I'm curious to see how high I can go although I'm not all that interested in Everest. Too crowded, expensive, and dangerous. Good thing there are so many other fun adventures out there!
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« Reply #18 on: July 05, 2018, 05:11:32 PM »

That sounds nice! But I wouldn't want to do it during the hot months!

I'd like to get my own RV although a small one, maybe a teardrop or something like that for easy roadside camping on road trips. I can't get two months off in my current job (that I need to keep) but I could probably do a month. So many trips I'd like to take!
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Re: Kilimanjaro...
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2018, 08:16:05 PM »

I often prefer mountains that are climbed less frequently but I wanted to see how I would do at that kind of altitude and I also just enjoy the challenge and then the satisfaction of meeting that challenge. Now that I've been that high, I'm curious to see how high I can go although I'm not all that interested in Everest. Too crowded, expensive, and dangerous.

How about Meru in India?  Amazing film by that name, see:

https://www.npr.org/2015/08/21/433467198/climbing-documentary-meru-is-a-hair-raising-peak-experience
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