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Kami Tarn

By Karuma1970
Kami Tarn is a flat shelf on Mount Kenya with a small pond at 14,500 feet and although it is bang on the Equator the ice on the pond was so thick that we had to get water by smashing large rocks onto it. The previous day's climb was the most exhausting thing I have ever done and on reaching the tarn we all collapsed even before we could pitch our tents. This photograph is from the next morning and you can see where we are headed.
This was in 1981 and is a scan of a slide taken with my old Pentax.

Thanks to Dora (IamDora) Malcolm (M_Squared), Debs (Frogs123) and Gregg (gconant) for your awards for 'He's my brother'.

Tags: Mountain Kenya Climbing Landscape and travel

Voters: GwB, ZenTony, mike9005 and 21 more

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In 1980 I would likely have done the same thing. Today, it's better you than me. For a scan of a slide, this is remarkably sharp.
The previous night it had been so cold -8 C that we had to thaw the tents out by carrying them up the side of the valley wall to where the morning sun could hit them before we could pack them and get going. No Dora, give me a comfortable lodge and a bottle of Tusker these days if I'm in East Africa.
richmowil Plus
12 449 2 England
5 Jan 2021 8:13PM
Great memories!!
5 Jan 2021 9:39PM
A wonderful adventure you have had and captured such memories. Debs
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
6 Jan 2021 3:40PM
A brilliant image Mike, of a very difficult looking hike!!

6 Jan 2021 11:54PM
And so you made it to the summit, Mike? This is a great moment you shared with us.


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