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Thinking back on the insane mountain views in Grindelwald! I have been running around Hong Kong this week and it has been making me think about how different the landscapes are on each side of the globe. From city, to desert, to beautiful mountains, we should be so grateful and amazed to call Earth our home! Enjoy some of my favorite mountain moments from the Swiss alps😍🏔
Have a wonderful day, be safe, and keep exploring!🌎
wenn nicht jetzt wann dann?
wir haben es lange geplant.
ab dem ersten mai starten wir unsere weltreise.
wir sind für 10 monate unterwegs und freuen uns euch regelmäßig mit unseren fotos und blog auf dem laufenden zu halten!
if not now, when?
it took a long time to plan our trip.
the 1st of may we will start our world tour.
we will be on the road for ten months and look forward to keep you up to date with our pictures and blog!
Why is the Marangu Route, THE WORST choice of route to climb Kilimanjaro?
There are many reasons why we do not recommend climbing Kili via the Marangu Route.
1. THE BIGGEST REASON: Why should you wake up at 12:00 (midnight) to climb 6 hours to the peak in the dark with your headlamp? This is what ALL ROUTES UP KILIMANJARO DO (Umbwe, Rongai, Machame, Marangu). When you reach the top.. you go BACK DOWN THE SAME WAY for another 6 hours. Who would ever want to climb more than 12 hours in a day.. more than half of this is in the dark too.
We see these climbers when we are on our way down.. and they look extremely tired! Our 9-Day Lemosho Western-Breach Route has only a short 2 hour trek to the peak on summit day. We get up close and personal with the glaciers and sleep next to the crater.
2. You climb up the same way (East) you come down (East). Why not climb up a different way? You would see and enjoy a lot more of your trek if you did. This is why we love our 9-Day Lemosho Western-Breach Route, as we make our ascent completely by the West and then our descent by the East.
3. Marangu routes range between 5-7 days. Rushing up the mountain in these amounts of days will only cause your body to acclimatize worse than if you took an 8 or 9 day climb. It is a FACT that the longer the climb.. the better chances your body will acclimatize to the oxygen level at higher altitudes. Why rush up the mountain?
4. SO MANY CROWDS.. why would you want to climb via the crowded route? It is almost like cattle going up the Eastern side of the mountain!
These are just some of many reasons why 95% of our climbs are via our 9-Day Lemosho Western-Breach Route. We have been climbing the Western-Breach for over 20 years.
It is the best way to climb Kilimanjaro, and only 5% of people who climb Kilimanjaro climb via the Western-Breach.
If any company tells you that the Marangu Route is the route to choose, please evaluate all PRO's and CON's before you pick the route! Learn the facts before you embark on this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
#Kilimanjaro#PhotoOfTheDay goes to @oksana__boichuk
𝐴𝑟𝑔𝑜𝑙, 𝐹𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 ✼ Les grottes : une passion née il y a plus de deux ans après un déclic survenu lors d'une exploration à la Presqu'île de Quiberon. Depuis je suis en permanente recherche de ces mondes souterrains, aussi fascinants que différents, le plaisir reste toujours le même de pénétrer cette bulle d'obscurité tout en sachant qu'on puisse surgir vers moi. Désolé aux quatre oiseaux que j'ai volontairement fais fuir pour la photo. ✼ Suite à de nouveaux épisodes d'éboulements de falaises ces dernières semaines notamment à Morgat mais pas seulement, je me dis qu'il est peut être temps de retourner les explorer dans les mois à venir avant qu'il ne soit trop tard.
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Good times from last month exploring the desert. Monument Valley never gets old and it was great to get out there with the dudes. 2019 has already been chalk full of adventures and stoked for more to come soon!
We named our baby turtles that were only hours old CC & Benji. They have an 8% chance they will live. We are obviously pretty sure they are survivors- CC spent most of her time upside down in the bucket before the big release only made worse because Ellie put some sand on her belly. They told us not to flip her back over because she had to learn how to do it herself, it made her stronger and she could drown in the water if she didn’t know how to flip over herself. Interesting metaphor for life struggles wouldn’t you say? 🤔 .
Welcome to the nightly winter turtle release in Todos Santos! Tonight’s variation are Oliver Ridley (one of only 7 sea turtle varieties in the world - 3 of which nest in these dunes). These little guys are actually girls because it got a little cool in the greenhouse last night. How do they know to book it into the ocean? Once their body gets wet their metabolism kicks into gear and they are SUPER hungry so they just KNOW they have to get into those crashing waves which may or may not drown them and that is if the birds and fish don’t eat them in the first few minutes. And interestingly enough- after traveling the world they swim thousands of miles back to the same spot they were born to lay their nest of 100 eggs. Pretty incredible - despite so many odds - they live. And... I mean seriously... how cute are they?!?!?!? 😍