Postcards from Kilimanjaro

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The view from Shira Camp, the second night’s camp at 12,355 feet (3.766 meters).

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Sunset at Shira Camp at the end of the second day.

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The view of the summit from Barranco Camp on our fourth morning. At 13,066 feet (3,983 meters), it’s still more than a mile of elevation to go — and we’ll be standing on the summit in less than 24 hours.

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Sunrise at Stella Point, Kilimanjaro’s crater, at 18,864 feet (5,750 meters).

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Stella Point: you can see the outlines of the crater.

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That’s me shortly after summiting.

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On our final morning, just a couple of hours before we finished the descent, we found ourselves back in Kilimanjaro’s tropical forest.

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