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The Saddle

A long trek across the saddle between Mawenzi Peak and Kibo peak.  If you have never fully internalized the meaning of “desolation,” come here and you will.  We followed a several km path through empty, rocky lava desert (well, empty except for the remains of a small aircraft crash from a couple years ago), which ended above the snow line at Kibo Hut. We experienced our first snowstorm in a tent last night, and as it looks as if the snowfall will continue through the day; we are praying it stops and clears up before our summit attempt in the wee hours of the morning.



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