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Kilimanjaro - Northern Icefield Weather Station
Tanzania

At the Weather station on Kilimanjaro's Northern Icefield. We look at Reusch Crater (133deg) and Uhuru Peak (157deg), Mount Meru is visible at the horizon (253deg).

Thomas Glacier Route: We started from Arrow glacier camp, went down past Lava tower, around the mountain and up on the northwestern side to the Northern Icefield. Certainly the longest and most exhausting route to the summit, but absolutely spectacular. Continuing to Reusch crater requires a rappel into the crater.
Time: 30 AUG 2013, 04:45 UTC
Position: S03d03m33.588s E037d20m47.824s Elev. 5787m
Camera: Canon EOS 550D

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Uploaded: 26/09/2013
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Tags: kilimanjaro; northern icefield; weather station; tanzania; africa; meteorology; mountain; volcano; volcanic; glacier; extrek; thomas laemmle
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