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MT KILIMANJARO, TANZANIA
 
 
WIDE AS ALL THE WORLD, GREAT, HIGH, AND UNBELIEVABLY WHITE IN THE SUN
(Ernest Hemingway)


SNEAK PREVIEW THRU DIRTY AIRPLANE WINDOW
17 June 1979






THE DAY BEFORE: AT THE MARANGU HOTEL (4660 feet)
05 December 1979







DAY 1 : ARRIVING @ MANDARA HUT (9000 feet)
06 December 1979






DAY 2: ONTO THE OPEN ALPINE MEADOW






DAY 2: LOCAL EDELWEISS NEAR HOROMBO CAMP






DAY 2: ARRIVAL AT HOROMBO CAMP (12340 feet)
07 December 1979






DAY 3: PATCH OF Dendrosenecio kilimanjari
on the way to Kibo






DAY 3: SIMAMA BWANA! NIMECHOKA!
a much needed pause before crossing 'The Saddle'






DAY 3: AT MID-POINT THROUGH 'THE SADDLE'
looking West at Kibo






DAY 3: AT MID-POINT THROUGH 'THE SADDLE'
looking East at Mawenzi






DAY 3: ARRIVAL & REST AT KIBO HUT (15520 feet)
08 December 1979






DAY 4: SOMEWHERE BETWEEN GILLMAN'S & STELLA POINTS (18640 feet)
about 6:00 am






DAY 4: STORM BREWING ABOVE THE CRATER
about 6:30 am






DAY 4: THE ETERNAL SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO
about 7:00 am







DAY 4: INTO THE MYSTIC LIGHT
about 7:15 am






DAY 4: UHURU PEAK AT LAST (19340 feet)
7:30 am
A unique privilege: just with my guide, alone on the summit






DAY 4: RELEASE OF EMOTIONS PROFOUND
Uhuru Peak - 09 December 1979






DAY 5: 'SLAVA NA TEBE, GOSPODI'
Contemplation from the Marangu Hotel, 10 December 1979


all photographs Gilles Marie-Paul Laheurte





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