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Had a quiet night apart from lots of birds. We set off early to get back
to the road and ended up sliding into a ditch. It was at this point
we found out that the repair we had done to the air system in South
Africa was not done properly and as a result we had lost our diff
locks and so the wheels were spinning like mad. It ended up that Mike
had to try to flatten the high bits of the road. At this point we had
We had a very quiet night, I slept for 9 hours must have been the big
climb yesterday and the fact that the clocks have changed 3 times in
4 days. We managed to get money at the bank and are now driving to
the Queen Elizabeth National Park. The area was a bit of a mix with
lots of big hills, open and forested areas. Approaching the end ...
... rock, which is also bolted and roped, allowing us to approach the ridge running up to the top of Margherita peak (5,109m). After spending a short time on the summit with intermittent views of the Democratic Republic of Congo, we started the descent back down the peak and glacier before reclimbing steep sections using the fixed ropes, then took an hour break at Margherita camp before trudging through the boggy regions below to reach Butawu Camp (3,974m) about ...
Apologies guys, this is the longest blog ever, please don't feel like you have to read it but I want it as memories, because it was such a great day!
Today started with a pretty unwelcome 4:30 alarm to get us up and ready for our journey in to the mountains.
George our taxi driver turned out to have a passion for trashy 90's rap so the soundtrack of the journey was full of delights such as Ludacris and Eminem.
As we climbed the mountains and the sun ...
You cant imagine how boring it is lying in a tent for 5 hr. I was woken up at 1am by a freight train sleeping in the bed next to me. It was the loudest snoring I have had to put up with so far. Normally I would get on the net, but no internet here, or go for a walk, but there are animals here that want to eat me and mosquitos that want to kill me. Soo I have to lie here for 5 fukin hours!!
ONLY 10 DAYS TO GO
Im upgrading tonight no matter what the cost. ...