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Sunday, August 5, 2012

My version of the year 2011 in review: 21 September

At 6:11 PM on the second day of the Kilimanjaro climb, I was in my tent at Shira 1 Camp on the Shira Plateau, at 3,500m above sea level. The routine of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro on the Lemosho
route is wake up early, have breakfast, hike for an average of 7 hours every day to the next camp, rest for a while, have dinner, and sleep as early as 7:30 PM.

The solitude inside the climber's tent provides an ideal environment for reflection. As I add the number of times I have climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, the reflection gradually shifts from the challenge of the climb itself to other matters that have little to do with mountains: "Did I lock my bedroom windows when I left home?"

Other posts in this 2011 review series:
http://madarakanyerere.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-version-of-year-2011-in-review-20.html
http://madarakanyerere.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-version-of-year-2011-in-review-22.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

kama umesahau kufunga madirisha, let's see the possibilities... popo... nyuki (duh, ukikuta mzinga itakuwa hatari)