KILIMANJARO: DAY 4

As assured by the guides, it's supposed to be an easy day. However it seems we have different notions of what's easy.

February 8, 2017
As assured by the guides, it's supposed to be an easy day. However it seems we have different notions of what's easy.

We must go further along the route. There's an extremely high, sometimes sheer cliff.

Had to climb in rock shoes on all fours. Clinging onto everything I could. I was insanely jealous of the mountain goats for their dexterity and ability to climb practically even surfaces.

A couple places were dangerous. I would never even let anyone there and wouldn't go myself without safety harness. Buy Africans and safety don't go together, they're climbing promptly despite the weight and dragging us along :))

Although sometimes they're really careful and trying to minimize the danger. A death of a tourist costs them their job.

Some people think that climbing is like this: here's a mountain, you just get on it and climb, and voila, you're at the top, well done!

In reality, climbing is about going immense distance. Lots of climbs and descents with high hills and slopes. Climbing the toughest cliffs. And before you reach the top, you must go dozens of kilometers and mastered mountains.

Today only we have gone up and down multiple times within the range of 3, 800 – 4, 200 m.

This rollercoaster has helped the whole team acclimate. The rest of the day went by with jokes and laughs.

I feel amazing. It's unusual not to feel headache :)

Tomorrow's last but one day before the storm of Kilimanjaro.
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