Brick making in the local village near our lodge.
Jeremy making friends with the local school children.
The monkeys are fearless.
The start of our hike, the Machame Gate.
Day 1 was very wet and muddy (matope).
However, the forest was also lush and beautiful.
I forget the name of this flower, but it only grows on Kilimanjaro.
Our first view of the top of Kili on the second morning.
Finally, we break above the clouds (no more mud!). Everyone is in good spirits.
The western breach in the middle there.
2nd night campsite. Probably my favorite on the trip. The two yellow tents in the foreground were ours. The big green one was our "dining tent".
A view of nearby mt meru.
Also Mt Meru.
We are headed to the lava tower that you can just barely see sticking up. This is our aclimitization hike, up and then back down.
The view from the lava tower. Getting a little tired.
One of the porters carrying some gear.
One of Kili's lower peaks. We're still below it, but eventually we get higher than that.
In the crater, enjoying the crater glacier.
Sunrise from Uhuru
Greg didn't quite make it this far, AMS worsened overnight in the crater, but the 3 fearless climbers made it.
And a shot with our guide, Elias.
That peak looks small now!
Elias, our guide.
Elias passing out certificates.
Robert, our assistant guide.
DikDik, very skittish
Baby elephant is nursing.
Vultures finishing off a lion's zebra kill.
Lion with elephant in the distance.
The monkeys were very playful.
Visiting the african bushmen.
Time for blacksmithing.
Do not want to be shot with these.
Don't mess with Matt.
Bushmen preparing for a morning hunt.
This guy can shoot better than any of us.
Bird shot by bushman arrow.
Starting a fire using friction.
The fire is to cook the bird.
Flamingos in the background.
More hippo. Thought it was a rock at first.
Georgeously framed elephants.
Last view of Kili on the way to the airport.