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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013

Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tangle Falls

This is a nice and easy little climb that we decided to try on our way home. OK it is a bit out of the way, but the approach cannot be beat. Maximum 5 minutes, and that includes the time that it takes to put on the crampons.

It was a beautiful, sunny day and I practiced going up and then down climbing until we got tired and then we headed home.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

We left early in the morning after checking the road reports. The roads were icy, but we left early and although we drove 80k/hr we still got to the climbing spot early enough. Thankfully it was a weekday, so we had the place to ourselves.

This was my third time to climb Chantilly Falls, but after the first pitch we decided the ice was too thin, so we headed down. Then Domhnall had me practice going down a steep slope walking forwards while hanging on to the rope in several different ways. Good practice for going down the Lhotse face.