106 Photos - Oct 9, 2011
Photo: Near Marangu Village, Kilimanjaro behind cloudsPhoto: On the way to Simon's farmPhoto: Wooden bike!Photo: Simon's Farm HousePhoto: Great idea!Photo: Coffee shaded by bananasPhoto: Roasting coffee for breakfast!Photo: Now that's freshly roasted!Photo: Now that's freshly roasted!Photo: The Marangu Route (= our descent route)Photo: Dealing with paperwork...Photo: Lot's of permits needed to do research on KilimanjaroPhoto: Weighing the loads for each porterPhoto: One-way traffic only!Photo: Starting uphill on the Umbwe RoutePhoto: First: rainforest!Photo: First night in the rain: Umbwe Cave CampPhoto: Now: cloud forestPhoto: In the cloud forestPhoto: Cloud forest plants: Senecio KilimanjariPhoto: Cloud forest plants: Senecio KilimanjariPhoto: Barranco Camp in the fogPhoto: Ground ice needlesPhoto: Ground ice needlesPhoto: Barranco Camp from abovePhoto: Finally...above the clouds!Photo: The southern slope glaciersPhoto: The Kersten GlacierPhoto: The Kersten Glacier: note the split between the upper and lower parts.Photo: Towards Lava Tower Camp: vegetation shrinking!Photo: Towards Lava Tower Camp: vegetation shrinking!Photo: Towards Lava Tower Camp: vegetation shrinking!Photo: Photo: Lava TowerPhoto: Climbing Lava TowerPhoto: Top of Lava TowerPhoto: View down from Lava TowerPhoto: Lava Tower Camp with Breach WallPhoto: Dealing with human wastePhoto: The Western Breach - our route up to the craterPhoto: The Lesser Penk GlacierPhoto: Arrow Glacier CampPhoto: Arrow Glacier Camp - fog again...Photo: Glacier remnant near Arrow Glacier CampPhoto: Evidence of past glacial sediment transport!Photo: Evidence of past glacial sediment transport!Photo: Evidence of past glacial sediment transport!Photo: Evidence of past glacial sediment transport!Photo: Evidence of past glacial sediment transport!Photo: The crew!Photo: The crew!Photo: Climbing up the Western BreachPhoto: Climbing up the Western BreachPhoto: Climbing up the Western BreachPhoto: Climbing up the Western BreachPhoto: Climbing up the Western BreachPhoto: Photo: Finally reached the crater...in fog and snowPhoto: Fog and snow!Photo: The Northern Ice Field and the Furtwangler Glacier (foreground)Photo: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) with our campPhoto: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) with our campPhoto: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) marginPhoto: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) marginPhoto: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) margin: melting!Photo: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) margin: melting!Photo: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) marginPhoto: Photo: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) marginPhoto: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) marginPhoto: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) and our campPhoto: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) marginPhoto: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) marginPhoto: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) marginPhoto: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) margin and our campPhoto: The Northern Ice Field (NIF) margin at sunrisePhoto: Above the cloudsPhoto: Mount MeruPhoto: Climbing to the top of the Northern Ice FieldPhoto: The top of the Northern Ice FieldPhoto: UMass AWS with Kilimanjaro summitPhoto: UMass AWS on the Northern Ice FieldPhoto: Resetting the UMass AWS on the Northern Ice FieldPhoto: Downloading data from the UMass AWS on the Northern Ice FieldPhoto: Snow sampling and analysisPhoto: Heading back down to campPhoto: The Furtwangler GlacierPhoto: The Furtwangler Glacier (in 2 parts)Photo: GPS survey of the Furtwangler GlacierPhoto: GPS survey of the Furtwangler GlacierPhoto: Piece of the Furtwangler GlacierPhoto: The Furtwangler GlacierPhoto: Small ice cave under the Furtwangler Glacier: no evidence for  iceflow or sediment transport!Photo: On the summit!Photo: Summit view towards Mount MeruPhoto: Summit view to the Eastern Ice FieldPhoto: Once again: The Northern Ice Field in the back and the Furtwangler Glacier in the frontPhoto: The upper part of the Kersten GlacierPhoto: The upper part of the Kersten GlacierPhoto: The upper part of the Kersten GlacierPhoto: The upper part and lower parts of the Kersten GlacierPhoto: Descending from Gilman's Point to Kibo HutPhoto: Below Kibo Hut on the way to Horombo CampPhoto: Below Horombo Camp on the way down!Photo: Last view back on the Rebman GlacierPhoto: Back down!