High on Umbwe Route on Kilimanjaro's southern slopes, elevation approx. 3640m. The summit at the horizon is Mount Meru, 4565m high and 65km away.
Umbwe route follows a steep ridge and offers solitude, spectacular views (too sad 360cities doesn't support partial panoramas here...) and a very special vegetation with the transition from rain forest to cloud forest and finally alpine desert.
Climbing Umbwe Route only makes sense for climbers that acquired a good altitude acclimatization before starting the climb, because altitude is gained too quickly to acclimatize. That is why only 0.2% of all climbers take this route.
Time: 27 AUG 2013, 08:09 UTC
Position: S03d06m37.087s W037d19m13.806s Elev. 3640m (11942ft)
Camera: Canon EOS 550D + EF-S 17-85mm
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