Day 1 on Kilimanjaro

Our Kilimanjaro hikers….”before pic”. Our day started with the hearty breakfast buffet at Legendary Lodge in Arusha, including coffee fresh from the plantation. The Lodge is situated on a working coffee plantation; the grounds are lovely, lush and tropical gardens, and the Jacaranda trees were blooming. This coffee is so good that even if you normally drink your coffee with…

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More Table Mountain pics

View of Lion’s Head from Platteklip Gorge hike Clouds moving in fast… get out the winter gloves.. brrr! Beautiful Camp’s Bay… could be Malibu! Table Mountain Cable Car – now. Interesting fact: they car water up for the restrooms and cafe in big tanks attached to the bottom of the cable car. Same tanks…

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Table Mountain, Cape Town, SA

The day before the climb…. there’s the goal in the background….Table Mountain – an iconic South African mountain to conquer! Table Mountain, Cape Town, SA Hiking up Platteklip Gorge: Platteklip Gorge on Table Mountain Hiking up Platteklip Gorge View of Lion’s Head from the top of Table Mountain View of Cape…

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Moiry hut

The Cabane de Moiry is an old traditional hut resting at 9200 feet with a spacious, warm, contemporary add-on highlighted by two full walls of floor-to-ceiling windows looking directly onto the Moiry Glacier… the most dramatic hut setting we have visited yet, and the facilities, service and food were just fantastic (not to mention the 4-person room we had all…

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cabane Prafleuri to Arolla… ahhhh…

We hightailed it out of Prafleuri early and were treated to a lovely morning hike along the Dixence reservoir (after climbing up to Col des Roux). This milky-green lake is part of an amazing hydro project capturing water from 35 glaciers across the Valais region (including from below the Matterhorn), all pumped underground to this reservoir, where the large drop…

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The Haute Route

The Haute Route, (or the High Route or Mountaineers’ Route) is the name given to a route (with several variations) undertaken on foot or by ski touring between Chamonix, France and Zermatt, Switzerland. We are doing (more or less) what is commonly known as the “Verbier Variation”, though we skipped Verbier. Since we had just finished the TMB in Chamonix…

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