Mt Kilimanjaro isn’t supposed to exist. When the first European explorers reported snow capped peaks near the equator they were dismissed as lies. Standing atop the highest point in Africa however, you could mistake it for Antartica. For now anyway. My guide told me when he first began climbing Kilimanjaro 10 years ago, the glaciers covered the entire peak. Five years ago, when I summited, they had retreated so far I wonder if there are any left now.
I took the Lomosho route for additional acclimatization time. Every one of our team summited successful, passing dozens of trekkers who opted for the shorter Marangu (Coca-cola) route. During the trip, I experimented with a Sony NEX mirrorless camera. Just like in Venezuela, it really struggled in low light causing many of my favorite shots from this trip to be blurry and unusable. Despite the trial and error, I managed to capture a few shots which I feel capture the experience .